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Database Unit Testing Fundamentals & Exception Driven Development

Have two great one hour presentations this coming MADdotNET meeting -- "Database Unit Testing Fundamentals" by Eric Selje and "Exception Driven Development" by Blake Niemyjski

5:30 - 6:00: Networking | 6:00 - 8:00: Presentation and Pizza


Database Unit Testing Fundamentals

How can you be certain the "little change" you're about to make to that stored procedure isn't going to take down your whole company? Real developers use a technique called "Unit Testing" to minimize that risk, a concept that's also available to you. With unit testing you can quick ascertain whether the the changes to functions, stored procedures, and even other objects in your database had a negative unforeseen impact. In this session we'll walk through the basics of what unit testing is, how to set up a simple Unit Testing project in SSMS, how we can tell whether something has negatively changed in our functions or procedures. We'll also enumerate any 3rd party tools available to help us with Unit Testing our databases.

Eric Selje is a consultant in Madison, WI who works on a wide variety of applications, from desktop to intranet to internet to web - all of them requiring databases. Eric has worked for government and private businesses, and is now consultant specializing in line-of-business data applications. He has been a user group leader since 1995, and other than coding he loves playing Ultimate and baseball, doing crosswords and reading.Contact URL:


Exception Driven Development

If customer facing issues are your top priority, then you already adhere to the primary principle of Exception Driven Development.

It's a pretty simple concept: Collect application data, especially regarding errors and crashes, and then focus on fixing those problems that your users are actually experiencing.

Bio: Blake Niemyjski is a full time Software Development Engineer. His previous studies as a Business Administration student included RSA Encryption and Number Theory. Since the late 90’s Blake has had a curiosity in developing software with the goal of making software that helps the masses accomplish tasks. As a hobbyist developer turned student and professional developer, Blake has had a passion to continue his knowledge into the unknown and creating technologies of the future.




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  • Blake N.

    Here is a link to signup for exceptionless if you are interested:

    We have a pretty big website update coming very soon that fixes various layout bugs on tablet/phone. We would love your feedback.

    May 3, 2013

  • Blake N.

    Learned quite a bit. I had never heard of tsqlt before.

    1 · May 3, 2013

  • Eric S.

    Best. Presentation. Evah.

    May 1, 2013

    • Eric S.

      ^^^ This guy is totally biased. I heard he's sleeping with the presenter.

      May 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will miss half of the first session due to work schedule, but deffinitely a relevant topic!

    April 28, 2013

  • Eric S.

    I better be there!

    April 25, 2013

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