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