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Developers…In..Prooooooood!

Coming up with themes and titles for a blog post can be very challenging. You want something that will catch the eye, but not be so random or out of left field that no one catches your drift. This morning I had two themes battling inside my head for this post. Welcome to the Jungle [...]

Database Driver’s License

Do you just hand your keys to whoever wants access to your car or your house? Why do so with your database? Just because someone wants to look at ‘your’ data, doesn’t mean you have to let them in without asking a few questions, right? While the person won’t be driving your car, they’ll be [...]

What is Your Test Plan?

Is that an offensive question? Does it assume to much? I can’t imagine asking ‘Do you have a test plan?’ I was working with an Oracle group this week, and after hearing about a big application upgrade schedule to go in April, I had a few questions for them. I was most curious how they [...]

Capture and Replay Oracle Activity

Sound familiar? Perhaps you have heard of Oracle’s Real Application Testing (RAT) (docs)? An excellent feature, although you will pay for it. If you need a cheaper alternative, then Quest Software might have what you are looking for in Benchmark Factory for Databases (product details). New for v6.5, Benchmark Factory (BMF), now assists you in [...]

Replaying Activity in SQL Server

Load testing is an interesting topic. Application load testing is what most people are familiar with. They either use something like LoadRunner, or they ask half the company to ‘jump on the website and start clicking buttons.’ But what about the database? In this case, what about SQL Server? Will it be able to sustain [...]