The April 2018 Meetup of Columbus App Dev User Group is scheduled for April 16th from 6-8 PM @ Improving Ohio Office. Please see details below & kindly RSVP.
You Got TDD in My SQL DB?
When should we test our data? From an application development perspective, a unit test against a database isn’t a unit test at all. Which makes sense — connected systems introduce overhead and dependency, both of which reduce stability and decrease productivity during test-driven development (TDD). But if we wait for integration testing, critical functionality can get missed. In this session, we will discuss strategies for filling the data testing gap, directly within a Microsoft SQL Server environment. If you do a lot of work in T-SQL but aren’t familiar with TDD, you’ll learn the why and how of test-first development. If you’re accomplished with unit tests, but never tried them in your database, you’ll learn how to apply familiar concepts like setup, mocking, and assertion. We’ll spend most of our time walking through a solution based on a real-world project, specifically using the open source tSQLt database unit testing framework.
Jeff McKenzie has worked in software development for nearly twenty years, in both freelance and full-time capacities, as a developer and team leader. He enjoys helping others solve problems through technology, whether it’s the small business getting on the web for the first time, or a Fortune 500 company expanding its enterprise. Although he started his career using BASIC on an Atari 800, he took a big detour, getting Biology and English degrees before rediscovering programming, with a new thing called the World Wide Web. He is currently Principal Consultant at Cardinal Solutions Group in Columbus Ohio.
Please RSVP on our Meetup site @ https://www.meetup.com/columbusappdevug/. Come join us!