Chapter 3. Introducing VSTS 2008 Database Edition

This chapter covers

  • Database change management
  • Database testing
  • Integrating with Team Build

Few applications work without interacting with a database. Databases typically contain configuration settings, lookup values, user and transaction information, application metadata, persisted state information, business rules, auditing information, historical records, and a host of other crucial data. However, despite their obvious importance and relevance, database development and management have traditionally been outside the scope of the mainstream application development process. Application developers have typically used the latest development methodologies, the greatest software configuration ...

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