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  • Engineering BI (Or “On my PASS seminar”, prelude)

    I’ve always stated that creating a software solution is half and art and half an engineering process. Just like building an house, or a car, or any mechanical or electrical device, the art is that part of the work where someone has to create something new to satisfy the customer need. Architects are the figures that plays the artistic role. ...
    Posted to Davide Mauri (Weblog) by manowar on August 28, 2010
  • QueryUnit 0.0.0.8 – Trust No One

    Yesterday I’ve release an updated version of QueryUnit, the version 0.0.0.8. QueryUnit now supports AreNotEqual, Greater, and Less assertions and is more capable of managing strings results. I must say that I cannot live anymore without a proper Unit Testing of a BI solution. Just yesterday happened that one of the unit tests at a customer site ...
    Posted to Davide Mauri (Weblog) by manowar on April 13, 2010
  • The importance of Unit Testing in BI

    One of the main steps in the process we internally use to develop a BI solution is the implementation of Unit Test of you BI Data. As you may already know, I’ve create a simple (for now) tool that leverages NUnit to allow us to quickly create Unit Testing without having to resort to use Visual Studio Database ...
    Posted to Davide Mauri (Weblog) by manowar on April 1, 2010
  • QueryUnit POC v.0.0.0.6

    Yesterday I released a new version of QueryUnit, a tool I've created to easily perform unit testing on SQL Server and Analysis Services databases. The main feature of this new version is the ability to automatically launch the NUnit GUI so that it’s even simpler to do unit testing. You can download it ...
    Posted to Davide Mauri (Weblog) by manowar on October 11, 2009
  • SET IDENTITY_INSERT little bug(?)

    While I was working on a package to incrementally load a dimension in the DWH I’m developing for a customer, I stumbled upon a tricky little bug (I think, I still have to have a response from MS) that had – and will have – a little impact on how I create my packages. I’ve found that, when working on an empty table that has an identity column, if ...
    Posted to Davide Mauri (Weblog) by manowar on September 30, 2009
  • QueryUnit Binaries Released

    Due to several requests I’ve also released the binaries of QueryUnit: http://queryunit.codeplex.com/ Enjoy!
    Posted to Davide Mauri (Weblog) by manowar on July 31, 2009
  • Agile BI Development: QueryUnit is born!

    Having a developer background I’m used to work trying to apply an Agile approach to projects. In these last years I focused my work primary on BI projects, and so I tried to apply an Agile approach also to them, since I really believe that Agile is the path to follow. While Agile methods in the classic Object-Oriented field are quite widespread ...
    Posted to Davide Mauri (Weblog) by manowar on July 27, 2009
  • 9 Jun 2009: Speaking at the SQL Server Innovators Guild in Greenville, SC!

    I am honored and excited to present Database Development and Application Lifecycle Management - based on my article An Example of Test-Driven Development at SQLServerCentral.com) to the SQL Server Innovators Guild (what a cool name for a SQL Server user group!) in Greenville SC! I'll be there the evening of 9 Jun 2009 (next Tuesday). If ...
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on June 6, 2009
  • Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Foundation Server Power Tools Released!

    Microsoft announces the release of Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Foundation Server Power Tools! From the website: Team Foundation Server Power Tools includes the following tools: Team Foundation Power Tool command-line tool (TFPT.EXE) Build Notification Process Template Editor Custom Check-In Policy Pack Team Foundation Server ...
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on December 21, 2007
  • 10 lessons from 35K tps

    I’ve spent the last 6 months on a contract designing and developing a high transaction database – a couple orders of magnitude higher than the average OLTP SQL Server database. The SLA specified a hard transaction duration and the primary fetch feature required some complex business logic. That level of concurrency drives out a few lessons. Some ...
    Posted to Paul Nielsen (Weblog) by Paul Nielsen on December 13, 2007
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