Monthly Archives: October 2014

SQL Server Managment Studio (free) download

My workplace uses SQL Server 2005 to host the app for which I’m respsonsible. The ISV only certified SQL Server 2008 in their most recent version, so we’re really not lagging much. However, I try to keep my tools in line with the production … Continue reading

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Distribute your tests

Test driven development is a major trend, but it stays inside the development firm. Additionally, it is impractical for an independent software vendor (ISV) to perform integration tests or performance tests because of the variations between their many customers’ environments. … Continue reading

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Synchronicity, serendipity, and Server service schedules

Background: For the past year, I have been receiving nightly administrative monitoring messages from our production database. A recent project required a nightly quality check with associated alert. I used a technique similar to the well-proven monitoring messages, and after careful testing … Continue reading

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