You finally have your code under source control with git! Congratulations! Pat yourself on the back. To bad you are only half way done. You know that database your code talks to you? Yeah, your app won't work without it. Have you put your database DDL and SPs under source control yet? Didn't think so. Don't worry we have one of several solutions you. My topic will discuss our methodology that we use to put the db under Version control:
- Work Locally with your own DB
- Work from ColdFusion Builder 2 with our custom plugin. No need for a separate expensive tool.
- Branch, Merge, Push, Pull, Fork and Deploy your database just like it was code (because it is)
- Load your database automatically with reliable sample data to facilitate Application testing and continuous integration
About Tim Cunningham
Tim Cunningham has been obsessed with programming since his dad bought a Kaypro IV to help run the family business in 1984. He started developing web applications in 1995 and developing ColdFusion applications since 1999. He serves as Vice-President of IDMI (Information Distribution and Marketing Incorporated) a group of ColdFusion centric companies aimed at the personal property insurance industry, credit card processing and print management. As Vice-President he strives to keep a forward vision toward new technology to improve customer service, improve employee skill sets and increase company profitability. Tim is proud to be an Adobe Community Professional and a member of the CodebassRadio.net team. He blogs at http://cfmumbojumbo.com and hosts community interviews on http://bolttalks.com