Louisville SQL Server and Power BI User Group

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Welcome!

Welcome to the Louisville SQL Server Users Group! We represent the SQL Server community in Louisville, the surrounding metropolitan area, and throughout most of Kentucky. As a technical users group, we focus on monthly meetings, but also provide networking, learning opportunities, speaking opportunities, training, and collaboration for SQL Server professionals throughout the Ohio Valley area. Our monthly meetings occur on the second Thursday of each month, either at lunchtime in the downtown Louisville area or in the evening outside downtown. This alternating approach to meeting times and locations allows us to support as many of our users as possible and provides different venue and time options for our meetings and our attendees. We also partner with various volunteer groups to bring special events to the area, such as SQL Saturdays. Those events typically draw large crowds of SQL Server professionals from Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Tennessee, and beyond!

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Next Meeting

Thursday,

September

14

Getting CI right for SQL Server

This isn’t the dark ages any more. You’ve learned that you need to put your database in source control and you’re competent with source control systems like TFS or Git. You’ve also learned how to express your database in script form using a tool like SSDT, Flyway or Redgate.

However, you haven’t really looked at the build functionality in VSTS yet or gotten to grips with build servers like TeamCity or Jenkins. You still haven’t written as many automated tests as you know you should. Even if you have you aren’t sure how the process should work for SQL Server builds and tests.

In this session I’ll talk through the two most common ways to automate your database builds/deploys and the pros and cons of each. Then I’ll show you how to use tSQLt to build a suite of tests that can be run as part of your build process, giving you confidence in the quality of your code.

Featured Presentation:

Getting CI right for SQL Server

Alex Yates, Director DLM Consultants

This isn’t the dark ages any more. You’ve learned that you need to put your database in source control and you’re competent with source control systems like TFS or Git. You’ve also learned how to express your database in script form using a tool like SSDT, Flyway or Redgate. However, you haven’t really looked at the build functionality in VSTS yet or gotten to grips with build servers like TeamCity or Jenkins. You still haven’t written as many automated tests as you know you should. Even if you have you aren’t sure how the process should work for SQL Server builds and tests. In this session I’ll talk through the two most common ways to automate your database builds/deploys and the pros and cons of each. Then I’ll show you how to use tSQLt to build a suite of tests that can be run as part of your build process, giving you confidence in the quality of your code.

About Alex:
Alex Yates has been helping organisations to apply DevOps principles to relational database development and deployment since 2010. He’s most proud of helping Skyscanner develop the ability to deploy 95 times a day. Originally for Redgate, later for DLM Consultants, Alex has worked with clients on every continent except Antarctica – so he’s keen to meet anyone who researches penguins. A keen community member, he co-organises SQL Relay, is the founder of www.SpeakingMentors.com and has been recognised as a Microsoft Data Platform MVP since 2017.

 

 

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