Deploying database changes, for many of us, is horrible. It’s often a manual, time-consuming and error prone process. When it goes wrong, and it often does, the consequences can be serious.
The DevOps, Continuous Delivery and Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) movements have revolutionised our ability to deliver software regularly and reliably. Unfortunately, many of us have not adopted the associated practices for our databases.
There are, however, tools and techniques (technical and cultural) to implement Database DevOps, aka Database Lifecycle Management (DLM), allowing us to manage SQL changes efficiently and safely.
Who is this course for?
DevOps is about bringing dev and ops folk closer together, so this course is relevant whether you are a developer, a DBA or anyone else who plays a role in writing, testing or deploying SQL Server schema and data changes.
What to bring
Bring a laptop – each attendee will be provisioned with a VM set up with everything they need to source control, build and deploy a database.
We’ll use Git and TeamCity by default. If you would prefer to use VSTS for source control and build automation please be ready to use your own VSTS subscription. (You will need to configure an agent on your VM for the day).