Modifying databases - changing the schema in a controlled way

Modifying databases - changing the schema in a controlled way

By Edmund von der Burg (‎evdb‎) from
Date: Thursday, 14 August 2008 15:50
Duration: 30 minutes
Tags: agile database db

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Noone likes to change a database schema. It's scary.

But sometimes you have to change the schema, either because the code is so closely mapped to it, or because you're refactoring legacy code, or you need to make it faster, bigger, better.

Several techniques are presented that let you change the schema sensibly and with control, and keep track of what is going on. How do you share these changes with other developers with their own sandboxes? What about deploying to production?

Attended by: Nicholas Clark, Paul-Christophe Varoutas, Thomas Klausner (‎domm‎), Salve J. Nilsen (‎sjn‎), Leo Lapworth (‎Ranguard‎), Dave Cross (‎davorg‎), Lars Thegler (‎tagg‎), Dagfinn Ilmari Mannsåker (‎ilmari‎), Smylers, Roberto Henríquez, Erwan Lemonnier (‎R1‎), Jesse Vincent, Søren Lund (‎slu‎), Tobias Henoeckl (‎hoeni‎), Andreas Hetey, Chisel Wright, Luis Motta Campos (‎LMC‎), Andy Armstrong (‎AndyA‎), Francoise Dehinbo (‎franky‎), William Travis Holton, Edmund von der Burg (‎evdb‎), Jozef Kutej (‎jozef‎), Adam Kennedy (‎Alias‎), Casper Andersen, Imran Chaudhry (‎icjs‎), Stan Sawa, Jason Tang (‎jason‎), Mårten Svantesson, Darius Jokilehto, Andrew Bayliss, RichA, Nicholas Oxhøj (‎noxhoej‎),