Database automation motivation

The first question I thought was: if applications development includes “by default” concepts as source control, continuous integration and continuous delivery, why not database development? As Len Bass said in a conference: “A script is just a program”. All database changes can be scripted, so what is so special about databases? The answer is simple: data, specifically data persistence. One of my favorite answers was given by Grant Fritchey: “Deploying databases has the inherent problem of retaining the data after the

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PortoData December 15th 2015, Road to database automation

Last Tuesday (15 December 2015) I made my first presentation in Porto.Data community. “Road to database automation” was the title and the this session had two main goals: discuss the challenges of database inclusion in the Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) and present a set of strategies and tools to achieve this inclusion. The effort of database inclusion in the “agile context” is designated as Database Lifecycle Management (DLM) and is composed by 3 main parts: database source control, database continuous

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