databases

Articles

Wearing the Architect’s Hat: Testing Real-Time Enterprise Applications

Simulating production conditions to test enterprise applications calls for some careful considerations. Learn how you can borrow the architect's hat without trying to fill his shoes.

Kunal Chauhan's picture Kunal Chauhan

Better Software Magazine Articles

Attacking Quality Issues in Data Warehousing

To fully detect, isolate, and resolve quality issues in a traditional, large-scale data warehouse requires that several approaches be used together. Wayne identifies types of data quality issues and then  illustrates how to best attack and resolve those pesky issues.

Wayne Yaddow's picture Wayne Yaddow
Why NoSQL Matters and What Configuration Management Experts Need to Know About It

NoSQL is a new approach to data storage that addresses many problems associated with relational databases. Many highly popular websites—including Facebook, Netflix, and Digg—are using NoSQL to crunch large volumes of data. Eugene Dvorkin gives us insight into why NoSQL is important and what CM experts need to know about it.

Eugene Dvorkin's picture Eugene Dvorkin
The Power of Three: A Trio of Techniques for Testing Databases

Unit tests are meant to demonstrate something only to the developers of the software. Make the best use of testing with databases by taking advantage of these helpful techniques, which demonstrate something to a wider range of interested parties.

Chris McMahon's picture Chris McMahon
Finding the Missing LINQ

After years of searching for and being disappointed by database tools, Tod Golding found a solution when he wasn't looking. Microsoft's Language Integrated Query (LINQ) provides a dynamic bridge for the gap between developer and database.

Tod Golding's picture Tod Golding

Interviews

How Configuration Management Is Changing: An Interview with Joe Townsend
Video

Joe Townsend has been working in the configuration management field for fifteen years and is a regular contributor to CMCrossroads. In this interview, Joe discusses how configuration management has changed over the years, the trouble with tools, and trends in IT.

Jonathan Vanian's picture Jonathan Vanian
Data Protection is Everyone's Job: An Interview with Michael Jay FreerMichael Jay Freer sat down with us ahead of his Better Software Conference 2012 presentation titled "Information Obfuscation: Protecting Corporate Data." Michael discusses the need for many companies to make a greater effort at masking data and how that task requires everyone to be on board.
Noel Wurst's picture Noel Wurst

Conference Presentations

Testing the Data Warehouse―Big Data, Big Problems
Slideshow

Data warehouses have become a popular mechanism for collecting, organizing, and making information readily available for strategic decision making. The ability to review historical...

Geoff Horne, NZTester Magazine

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