Friday, May 22, 2009
So this is going to be the new world order. Check your database into a version control system. No, not your .sql files, your database! Check it out, do changes, check it in. Wait, before you check it in, run your test suite. No, not your application test suite, your database test suite! Kind of how you develop your other code, right? Right? Together, Post Facto and pgTAP, and the spirit they represent, might be the most sensible things since the invention of the file system. And there appear to be one or two or three more talks on the program about comparing and consolidating and de-messing your databases, so that appears to be a theme this year. It's about time we organize this. Thanks guys.