Common Sense?

SQL Server MVP Deep Dives 2, Chapter 7

Increasing availability through testing – by Allan Hirt (B|T)

When first reading this chapter all of the advice seemed like common sense, but much like common sense, good testing is not so common. Allan outlines what the ideal situation should be for testing environments along with what things should be tested and how to manage change. He lists the four typical environments, Development, Testing, Staging, and Production along with good descriptions of each. My favorite point in this section was when he described a separate environment just for the administrators to do their own testing. Continue reading