Agile Database Development

Agile development at MSFT and tid bits about VSTE for DB Pros
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    CTP 5 is Around the Corner

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    We are closing in on CTP5 now and I thought I would give you a little preview of what we are working to deliver in this drop. Lots of UI work has been done around connections, options, and integration points. Greatly increase SQL 2005 support, better...
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    Microsoft and tools

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    One of the interesting things during my year here at MSFT has been seeing the amount of time and effort that various teams put into building additional tools. A lot of times this is building power toy like extensions to existing environments or filling...
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    More Table Design To Consider

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    So, looking at the comments I see mostly a tilt towards get it done. I certainly understand a desire for designers, if done correctly, they can be a great boon to productivity. It is the getting them right part that is tricky. One of the comments talked...
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    To Table Design or Not To Table Design

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    As we have built the TSData story the focus has been around a SQL script experience because the current "designer tools" in VS: Tables, Queries, Databse, are all built for a connected experience, connect to a database modify it, see what happens. Our...
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    CTP5 -- Question

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    We are looking at what we will put into CTP5 and as we consider this a question arrises. This release may depend on having an instance of SQL Developer Edition installed on the local machine(currently we require SQL Express). However, SQL Dev edition...
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    CTP4 Project System -- Not Backward Compatible

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    CTP3 Project files can not be opened in on CTP4. If you are moving from CTP3 to CTP4 you will have to create new project files. If you have work that you want to capture a current state of a project you will have to deploy that state to a server and then...
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    New CTP4 Build Available

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    The CTP4 Release is now available for download from http://download.microsoft.com/download/6/8/1/681f2f35-365c-4b47-a1ac-044f9801efb0/TeamDataCTP4.exe This release features a new project system with a separate project and schema view. You should see...
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    Channel 9 meets the Data Dude!

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    Channel 9 interviewed us a couple weeks ago right before TechEd and the interview just published up on the site. You get to meet the management team, hear about what we are trying to accomplish in V1 and see a walkthrough of CTP3 (the TechEd bits). CTP4...
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    Team Data Adds another Blogger

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    Sachin Rekhi has added his blog to the growing list of team members blogging from Team Data. Sachin is focused on the areas that he currently designs for our team: unit testing, test data generation, refactoring and all the areas around database development...
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    .NET Rocks! Data Dude Interview

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    Cameron Skinner and Gert Drapers on DataDude (#181) DataDude is the code name for Microsoft Visual Studio Team System for Database Professionals, announced shortly before Tech-Ed 2006. Carl and Richard interviewed Cameron Skinner and Gert Drapers from...
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    CTP4 is just around the corner

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    We are preparing the CTP4 release. This will relect a sprint in which we focused on fixing things rather than building new features. So, you won't see new capabilities as much as you will see a more stable product. You will see the new project UI and...
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    New Downloads

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    We have just published two new downloads http://download.microsoft.com/download/5/d/a/5daf1dba-13f4-450a-9005-8001bb638965/TE_Data_CTP3.exe http://download.microsoft.com/download/5/d/a/5daf1dba-13f4-450a-9005-8001bb638965/VSTE_Data_CTP3_pdi.exe ...
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    Pounding on Polish

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    After we finished CTP3 we decided to do something different. Rather than jumping back on the feature creation stream we decided to keep working on stabilization and closing bugs. So the next CTP we drop won't have more features, just be better. We are...
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    Cameron and Gert - The Data Dudes - on DotNet Rocks

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    DataDude is the code name for Microsoft Visual Studio Team System for Database Professionals, announced shortly before TechEd in June, 2006. Carl and Richard interviewed Cameron Skinner and Gert Drapers from the DataDude team on June 12th at TechEd, in...
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    From the Floor of TechEd

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    Our own Jeff Welton does a little podcast and finds that it is interesting "demoing" a tool in an audio podcast.
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    Video streams of Team Data Walkthroughs Available

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    We have just posted two walkthrough videos of VSTE for DB Professionals to our teamsite . These let you see how the product works for setting up a project and connecting to version control and creating unit tests. If you haven't downloaded the CTP yet...
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    Tech Ed Wrap

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    TechEd overall was been a great event and our team members have been energized by hearing that all our hard work has paid off in a product that is compelling and of value. I want to thank everyone who stopped by the booth, came to our sessions, and interacted...
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    Team Data Covereage

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    TechEd brought lots of opportunites for coverage of the product. Here are pointers to a few locations: For instance Stephen Wynkoop's overall assement of the show and a view of the tool: There are huge other benefits to the software. Schema comparisons...
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    Intellisense

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    We continue to hear this message and believe me, we want intellisense in the product. There are 3rd parties that provide this type of functionality in VS today. What I am more interested in is how you want intellisense to work. If you are on a project...
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    Agile Database Discussions

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    I blogged before about Scott Ambler's database refactoring book , Scott also run's an agile database forum over on Yahoo that you should check out if you are interested in the topic.
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    Get the CTP - Download Available -- TechEd Release

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    We have our CTP available now on MSDN and MSCOM . This download is a CD image file. You can either burn a CD and run it or you can use software to mount the image as a disc and run the setup. Or, remember if you are at the show, come see us in the TLC...
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    Testing the Edges

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    I am sitting in a session on WCF now but just have to keep blogging about this cool product we have. In the last post I talked about using regular expressions and the value of "human readable" vs. schema correct tests. Let me illustrate another way that...
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    Fun with Regular Expressions

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    There is a lot of interest in the data generator here at the show and one of the cool generators that we provide is the Regular Expression driven generation. This lets you utilize regular expressions as a fast way to create data that looks more realistic...
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    Download link

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    I am back stage at Steven "Guggs" Guggenheimer's app plat talk. We have about a 7 minute demo going on, ie another fast pass through the product. I need to go get in postion. The download link should go live by tonight on MSDN. Download should also...
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    TLC Center Opens - TechEd

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    At TechEd, the various booth/chalktalk/experts areas are all combined now to be the TLC area Technical Learning Center. Here is our little booth with Robert and Jon, two excellent members of the QA team. Notice the "DataDude" uniform. If you see anyone...
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