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This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: The practice of Test-Driven Development (TDD) has helped thousands of software developers improve quality, agility, productivity, and speed. In Test-Driven Database Development , Max Guernsey, III shows how to adapt TDD to achieve the same powerful benefits in database design and development. Guernsey first explains why TDD offers so much potential to database practitioners, and how to overcome obstacles such as the lack of conventional "testable classes." You'll learn how to use "classes of databases" to manage change more effectively; how to define testable database behaviors; how to maximize long-term maintainability by limiting a database's current scope; and how to use "emergent design" to simplify future expansion. Building on this foundation, the author guides you through implementing modern TDD processes and database refactoring. He presents practical techniques for improving legacy databases; for deviating from strict TDD when necessary; and for adapting TDD to applications that persist data in file systems, XML, or serialized objects. Guernsey shows how to * Build a simple infrastructure to track and standardize scripts and databases * Define a sustainable TDD process for database design * Safely change a design without losing data * Design new databases that are lighter, leaner, simpler, more testable, and easier to change * Reduce design costs by eliminating duplication * Gradually bring the benefits of TDD, agility, and modern design to legacy databases * Remediate errors that find their way into database designs * Isolate behaviors and avoid unwanted dependencies that cause tests to fail With this book as a guide, you will learn how to apply the proven practice of TDD to your database needs, and organize and optimize your organization's data for a significant competitive advantage. Test-Driven Database Development is the newest title in the highly respected NetObjectives Lean-Agile Series. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: The practice of Test-Driven Development (TDD) has helped thousands of software developers improve quality, agility, productivity, and speed. In Test-Driven Database Development , Max Guernsey, III shows how to adapt TDD to achieve the same powerful benefits in database design and development.

Guernsey first explains why TDD offers so much potential to database practitioners, and how to overcome obstacles such as the lack of conventional “testable classes.” You’ll learn how to use “classes of databases” to manage change more effectively; how to define testable database behaviors; how to maximize long-term maintainability by limiting a database’s current scope; and how to use “emergent design” to simplify future expansion.

Building on this foundation, the author guides you through implementing modern TDD processes and database refactoring. He presents practical techniques for improving legacy databases; for deviating from strict TDD when necessary; and for adapting TDD to applications that persist data in file systems, XML, or serialized objects. Guernsey shows how to

·  Build a simple infrastructure to track and standardize scripts and databases
·  Define a sustainable TDD process for database design
·  Safely change a design without losing data
·  Design new databases that are lighter, leaner, simpler, more testable, and easier to change
·  Reduce design costs by eliminating duplication
·  Gradually bring the benefits of TDD, agility, and modern design to legacy databases
·  Remediate errors that find their way into database designs
·  Isolate behaviors and avoid unwanted dependencies that cause tests to fail

With this book as a guide, you will learn how to apply the proven practice of TDD to your database needs, and organize and optimize your organization’s data for a significant competitive advantage.
 

Test-Driven Database Development is the newest title in the highly respected NetObjectives Lean-Agile Series.

From the Author: This book is the culmination of eight years' study, reflection, cooperation, and regular old fashioned work.
 
When I started working on the problem of enabling test-driven database development, I approached it as a technical problem - one to be solved by a tool.  For years, I tilted at windmills, trying to get people to just use the tool I wrote.  After some time, it became apparent that the problem wasn't tools - at least, not exclusively - it was a people problem.  It wasn't obvious to someone why they would use the tool I wrote or how they could use it.
 
I then embarked on a crusade to help people understand some techniques that serve as the foundation of test-driven database development; most notably, transition testing.  I gained some traction on that front when I wrote Transition Testing: Cornerstone of Database Agility.  However, as the title implies, that work really only locked down one part of the problem.  There was a lot more to the story and I needed to find a way to tell it.
 
Finally, in 2010, I began writing a book on how to do lean and agile database development with the support of my then and current employer, Accelrys, Inc.  Over time that was refined and evolved until it became this book: Test-Driven Database Development: Unlocking Agility.  This book represents a complete system that enables a TDD process which is very nearly as fluid and natural to the task of database development as traditional TDD is to the task of object-oriented development. 
It will take time to learn but I've found it well worth the investment.  Once people are doing the process, I believe that the right tools will start to spring up around the work we all do.

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