Sachin Rekhi's Ramblings

On Mastering DB Development with Visual Studio Team Edition for Database Professionals

October, 2006

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    Creating a custom data generator: PersonGenerator

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    One of the most exciting extensibility points in Team Edition for Database Professionals is the ability to create your own custom data generator. Team Data will ship with a comprehensive set of data generators to generate data for almost all data types...
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    Test Case Management

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    If you have both Team Data and Test Test (or simply Team Suite), you’ll be able to take advantage of the Test Manager Tool Window and test lists. This provides more sophisticated test case management capabilities. The most useful aspect of this...
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    The Many Ways to Execute Database Unit Tests

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    I wanted to make sure you were all aware of the various methods of executing database unit tests. I’ve talked with some users who were pleasantly surprised to learn of several of the other options, so I thought I’d throw it up on my blog for everyone...
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    A new Team Data Blogger: Mairead

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    As we get closer to bringing this product to market, my fellow Program Manager, Mairead O’Donovan , has joined the ranks of Team Data Bloggers. So check out our very own “Data Dudette’s” blog for her perspectives on this great upcoming release…...
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    Team Data CTP6 Survey

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    We have just posted a survey that we are seeking our customer’s valuable feedback on based on their experiences with the just released Team Data CTP6. http://www.developersurvey.com/Surveys/TakeSurvey.aspx?s=2C641A09B3C14CBB9758C6213D52E94B ...
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    Team Data CTP6 is now available!

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    The latest and greatest CTP of Team Edition for Database Professionals is now available! Download Team Data CTP6 here . Find out what is new in CTP6 here . So please get it and let us know your feedback! Sachin Rekhi
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    Upcoming DB Pro Chat!

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    Wanted to make sure everyone was aware of the upcoming DB Pro chat! Details below… Come and join members from the Visual Studio Team Edition for Database Professionals product group to discuss features available in the product. Experts from all areas...
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    Video on adding transaction support to db unit tests

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    Learn how to add transaction support to your database unit tests in Team Edition for Database Professionals in order to better manage the database state during your test run. http://channel9.msdn.com/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=244523 Sachin Rekhi
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    Adding transaction support to database unit tests

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    I wanted to describe how to add transaction support to your database unit tests. In this previous post I motivate why you would want to do this. It’s all about managing the database state prior to and during your test run. For managing the database state...
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    Video on Creating a Custom Test Condition

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    I just put together a 15 minute video on just how you go about creating a custom test condition. So check it out! You’ll see how quickly you can code, deploy, and use a custom test condition to extend the database unit testing functionality in Team Edition...
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    Interesting Rename Refactoring Scenarios: Coalescing Two or More Objects

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    Here is another interesting use case for rename refactoring – coalescing two or more objects. What do I mean by that? Well, this one is slightly different from what would traditionally be considered rename refactoring. It smells more like a semi...
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    Interesting Rename Refactoring Scenarios: Name Consistency

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    One of the primary uses of database rename refactoring is driving naming consistency of your schema objects around organizational standards. Naming Patterns There are many kinds of object naming standards. You could, for example, have a standard...
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    Take our product survey

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    Cameron Skinner just posted a request on his blog for everyone to take our product survey. It shouldn’t take more than 15 mins so please do! We would love to hear feedback from our current users. Sachin Rekhi
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    Visual Studio Team System Chat Tomorrow (Oct 4)

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    I'd encourage everyone to come check out tomorrow's VSTS chat... Join members of the Visual Studio Team System product group to discuss features available in Visual Studio Team Foundation Server, Team Editions for Architects, Developers, Database...
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