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Guru's Guide to SQL Server™ Stored Procedures, XML, and HTML, The by Ken Henderson

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Best Practices

With something as management oriented as version control, it makes sense to begin with a discussion of what are commonly known in management circles as best practices. Best practices are techniques and approaches to accomplishing tasks that are better than others. Ostensibly, they are the best ways of doing things. All disciplines—especially engineering disciplines—have best practices. Most types of skilled work have techniques that work better than others. I'll talk about a few that I think you should follow regarding source code management.

Store Objects in Scripts

Although you could conceivably store the Transact-SQL source code for the objects you create exclusively in the SQL Server databases in which they reside, this isn't ...

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