August 10, 2011: Project Juneau

SQLSaturday Oregon, Oct 8, 2011
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Jamie Laflen & Dave Langer:
Next Generation T-SQL Development with SQL Server Developer Tools
Codename ‘Juneau’

    Traditionally, SQL Server developers have used tools that were primarily focused on the DBA. While great strides in developer productivity have been made from SQL Server Enterprise Manager to present day SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS), the overall T-SQL development experience has not kept pace with what .NET developers enjoy. SQL Server Developer Tools, Codename ‘Juneau’ (SSDT) was specifically engineered to address this gap. SSDT provides a first-class Visual Studio development experience for T-SQL code.

    This presentation is specifically aimed at core Microsoft developers -coders who spend significant amounts of time writing both T-SQL and .NET code using SSMS and Visual Studio. As a core Microsoft developer you will see how SSDT allows you to perform your SQL Server development better and faster without leaving the Visual Studio shell. Topics will include how to perform connected development from SSDT against a live SQL Server database, migration from connected development to project-based development, leveraging advanced T-SQL coding feature such as refactoring, and increasing the maturity of your SQL Server database development by incorporating source code control, versioning, and automated builds into your process.

Jamie Laflen works as a Software Development Engineer on the SSDT team. Prior to working on SSDT Jamie was an engineer on SSDT’s predecessor (commonly referred to as ‘Data Dude‘) and spent 5 years working for Microsoft Consulting Services delivering enterprise solutions for Microsoft’s customers. In his current role Jamie operates as the architect for SSDT’s core technologies (e.g., the SSDT deployment pipeline) and is also the lead engineer for SSDT’s connected development feature (Power Buffer).

Dave Langer works as a Program Manager on the SSDT team. Prior to working on SSDT Dave worked as an Enterprise Architect in Microsoft IT and spent more than 12 years working for, and consulting with, ‘Big IT’ shops. In his current role Dave leverages his professional IT experience to help make SSDT the tool for SQL Server database development.

Refreshments provided by Edgelink.

Featured Sponsor: Red Gate Software

    Since 1999, Red Gate Software has produced ingeniously simple tools for over 500,000 Microsoft technology professionals worldwide. We currently specialize in MS SQL Server and .NET tools.

    Our philosophy is to design highly usable, reliable tools that solve the problems of DBAs and developers. For more information, visit Red Gate Software.

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Lunch and Conversation

    Join a small group of like minded professionals for a ‘no agenda’ lunch. Conversation and informal networking are the modus operandi of this lively event. Next in the series: Beaverton, July 28, and then Portland’s Pearl District on August 16. If you would like to join other professionals for a community networking opportunity, sign up here.

Last Meeting

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We wish to acknowledge Robert Half Technologies for supporting Oregon SQL by generously sponsoring the meeting venue.

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