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#34 - Kevin Chant and Sander Stad on 'GitHub DevOps Duet - SQL Friday Edition'

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#34 - Kevin Chant and Sander Stad on 'GitHub DevOps Duet - SQL Friday Edition'


Welcome to GitHub DevOps Duet, a scenario where two teams (dev and ops) are going to start using GitHub Actions for Data Platform deployments.

They need to figure out how to implement their processes within GitHub and make it work for all parties.

We will discuss:

  • the challenges of implementing DevOps
  • setting up a database solution project
  • testing your database releases using tSQLt
  • setting up your GitHub Actions workflows
  • deploy database artifacts to multiple Data Platform solutions

As part of the session we will cover the GitHub services you get including:

  • Actions
  • Projects
  • Security

The session will cover how to setup projects for your tasks, set up workflows in Github Actions, security and so much more.

If you want to find out more about how Github can be implemented for your DevOps process than come to our session

About Kevin Chant
Senior Database Architect originally from the UK and now living in the Netherlands.

Many years experience in the IT sector, and has supported databases for companies in the top 10 of the fortune 500 list.

In addition to a lot of SQL Server experience also has a fair few Microsoft Certifications, and was probably the last ever person in the world to gain the MCSD Azure Architect certification.

Real life experience with SQL Server and Azure Devops. Currently SQL Server product Owner of around 1,900 instances. In addition, done various things for the Data Platform Community. With the last being one of the organizers of the online DataWeekender conference.

About Sander Stad
Sander is a SQL Server DBA with over 15 years of experience in IT. He has worked with SQL Server since version 2000 and is a Cloud and Datacenter Management (CDM) MVP.
He is a huge PowerShell enthusiast and will try to automate processes as much as he can.

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