Database Development - Keep It Agile, Not Fragile

08 October 2011

On October 8, 2011, I presented a session on agile database development at SQL Saturday 92. The goal was to help people understand that_ agile database development makes your business more successful, if you adopt best practices and handle the different risks._

My presentation materials are below. Please note that the demo scripts are designed to work with the AdventureWorks database. Some of them (the design demos) will work in almost any database. Others (the unit test demos) are schema specific.

Slide Deck


This includes several useful integrity checks, such as identifying the following:


This includes several deployment best practices, including:


This includes several examples of how to unit test database objects, including: