Rivet: Database Migrations for SQL Server*
Do you remember how awesome it was to use Ruby on Rails' database migrations?
Ruby on Rails’ database migrations changed my life. It made me taller, skinnier, and happier. But then I went back to my day job working with .NET and SQL Server, which lacked a similar tool. So I wrote one. I’m now almost as tall, skinny, and happy as I was.
Rivet is a database migration/change management/versioning tool inspired by Ruby on Rails’ Migrations. It creates and applies migration scripts for SQL Server databases. This talk will explain why I needed to create this tool and how to use it.
I spoke at Open Source Bridge in 2012 (http://opensourcebridge.org/sessions/829). I spoke at last year's PowerShell Summit North America (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hk7w44R1Wk8&list=PLfeA8kIs7CochwcgX9zOWxh4IL3GoG05P&index=24).
I've given this talk numerous times at work.
WebMD Health Services
Aaron Jensen is a Automation/Build/Configuration Management/Software Engineer for WebMD Health Services in Portland, Oregon. He has worked as a web software engineer for sixteen years, working mostly with Microsoft technologies.
He is the owner and maintainer of Carbon, an open-source project used to automate the installation and configuration of Windows, IIS websites, and Windows Services. It has been downloaded more than 12,000 times. He has contributed to many open-source projects.