Tag Archives: software testing

Don’t Use Code Coverage

I got asked in a seminar recently how to perform code coverage for T-SQL. There aren’t a lot of options, but there is a project from Ed Elliot called SQLCover that looks to examine how much of your code gets called from … Continue reading

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Why Don’t You Unit Test Code?

First, I’ll apologize to those that do use formal, automated tests in advance. I’m not really writing for you, and I’m sure you can teach me more about testing. Perhaps you can comment about how and why you do this, … Continue reading

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Less QA?

This editorial was originally published on Jul 31, 2013. It is being re-run as Steve is out of the office. Throughout most of my career, people have complained that software is never tested enough, not tested well, and certainly not … Continue reading

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Test Coverage

This editorial was originally published on Nov 12, 2013. It is being re-run as Steve is on holiday. I’ve never had to work full time in a QA group, but I have had to perform software testing of an application … Continue reading

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No Time for Testing

There is a bit of a rant from John Welch on testing your data manipulation that I like. I think some of the impact is lost because the end shows an advertisement for a product that helps here, but the points made … Continue reading

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Is Unit Testing Important?

This editorial was originally published on Nov 10, 2009. It is being re-run as Steve is on vacation. I saw a question on the SQLServerCentral ASK site the other day asking about unit testing for T-SQL stored procedures. There weren’t … Continue reading

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Runtime Code

I was talking with someone recently who was building a dynamic process that generated its own code at runtime to process ETL files based on a set of rules. It was an impressive system, and reminded me of how BIML can dynamically … Continue reading

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Test Coverage

I’ve never had to work full time in a QA group, but I have had to perform software testing of an application and it wasn’t fun. Even as I worked through the various features, looking for edge cases, common mistakes, … Continue reading

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