Database Testing Overview
Do you believe that testing software belongs in the realm of the developer? Are you confused about how to even start testing a database? Buck Woody, Microsoft's Real-World DBA will give you an overview on what levels of testing the data professional should provide, what free and not-so-free tools are available, and valuable resources for testing your database to enable a secure, reliable and high-performing back-end system for your developer's data.
Senior Technical Specialist, SQL Server
Buck Woody has been working with Information Technology since 1981. He has worked for the U.S. Air Force, at an IBM reseller as technical support, and for NASA as well as U.S. Space Command as an IT contractor. He has worked in most all IT positions from computer repair technician to system and database administrator, and from network technician to IT Manager and with multiple platforms as a Data Professional. He has been a DBA and Database Developer on Oracle systems running on a VAX to SQL Server and DB2 installations. Buck has a business degree and several industry certifications, including MCSE, MCDBA and Brainbench DBA. He is the author of over 400 SQL Server articles and five published SQL Server books; he is the site personality on InformIT.com's SQL web, and was the President of the Tampa SQL User's Group for 5 years. He was awarded the Microsoft MVP Award in 2006 for SQL Server, and started work in the SQL Server Team at Microsoft a year later. He has over twenty years' extensive professional and practical experience in computer networks and database design. He also teaches a Database Design course at the University of Washington.
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