Chapter 11. Continuous database integration

This chapter covers

  • The basics of database CI
  • How Visual Studio helps you maintain the database
  • Database-level testing

We’ve spent the last 10 chapters discussing various parts of the continuous integration process. All these parts involve the source code, assemblies, or the actual application. But one part of CI is often overlooked and is just as important as the code and application. We’re talking about dealing with the database.

In this chapter, you’ll use Microsoft SQL Server. Even though the Northwind sample database no longer ships with SQL Server, you’ll use it because it’s well understood and has almost everything needed for the examples.

 

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All SQL Server sample databases are available ...

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