Join Brian Randell for an in-depth discussion in this video Database testing frameworks, part of DevOps for the Database with TFS 2018.
- When you're ready to start writing unit tests,…you'll want to decide on the testing framework…that you're going to use.…The first one I want to talk about…is testing locally with SSDT.…SSDT supports unit testing as a built in option.…The unit tests themselves are built…on top of the Microsoft test framework.…It supports testing database objects like stored procedures,…triggers, table value functions, et cetera.…The tests themselves are written in T-SQL,…but its backed by managed code,…which today could be either C# or VB.Net.…
This managed code is useful…to help you to do pre and post test operations,…like setting up the data,…getting things organized, et cetera.…Now, you can build, deploy,…and test all within Visual Studio…against a local copy of SQL Server,…or even a remote one if you had to,…but it's going to be a lot quicker…if you have a local instance running.…In addition, you can run these tests,…once they've been compiled,…from Team Build and Release Management, if you desire.…
An alternative framework for testing your database objects…
- Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2018
- SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT)
- Configuring version control of a SQL database
- Installing and importing a database
- Setting up users, team build, agents, and pipelines
- Handling changes, branching, and merging
- Making local deployments
- Building a database for SQL Server
- Continuous integration
- Continuous deployment
- Working with multiple groups and environments
- Testing databases using frameworks
- Working with static data and data motion
- Versioning a database
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Tooling Overview
2. Version Control Your Database
3. Build Your Database
4. Release Your Database
5. Test Your Database
6. Real-World Issues
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