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07.12. One-click Deployment
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Today's topic is deployment. It's called one-click deployment for a reason: Developers are lazy.
It's hard to do less than clicking on one button, so that's our goal.

With the growing need for lower time-to-market and faster response to user feedback it is inevitable to not be limited by technical factors (there are enough other obstacles already). The focus lies on reproducible results.

So, what do we need? Actually, not much. Disregarding the tools and practices that build the foundation of agile software development, you only need a central build server. But you've already got that one covered, …






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Test-driven SQL development
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I'm having a lot of fun writing common_schema, an SQL project which includes views, tables and stored routines.

As the project grows (and it's taking some interesting directions, in my opinion) more dependencies are being introduced, and a change to one routine or view may affect many others. This is why I've turned the development on common_schema to be test driven.

Now, just how do you test drive an SQL project?

Well, much like the way you test any other project in your favorite programming language. If its functions you're testing, that's all too …

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Canada’s Version of the Ant and Grasshopper
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Background Knowledge

It appears this depiction of the Canadian political left and right originated as far as I can tell by johnnyslow [at] gmail [period] com around the end of the 2005. I recently heard the below of what I’m reposting on Charles Adler radio show.

I was so impressed by this analogy I had to post it for others that may have not read it yet.

Classic Version

The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter. The grasshopper thinks he’s a fool, and laughs and …

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