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August 2009 Meeting

When: Thursday, August 6, 2009 — 7pm-9pm
Where: Columbus Room at Colony Square, Midtown Atlanta

NOTE: New location within Colony Square. Details at the link above.

Presentation: Patterns and Tools for Database Versioning, Migration, Data Loading and Test Data (Alan Pinstein)

Do you find yourself sweating a little every time you upgrade your production database? Is setting up a new server or developer workstation a time-consuming and painful process? Are you skipping tests because it’s just too much of a pain to get good test data into the database?

In this session, Alan will cover a variety of tools and techniques to manage and organize your projects to save time, reduce errors, and improve your productivity:

– Managing database versioning with MP (Migrations for PHP)
– Loading baseline data and test data with fixtures using Propel and Phocoa
– Integrate database management into your project management workflows using rake

After attending this session you should be able to make immediate changes to your project to improve productivity and increase code quality and reliability.


Our meeting takes place in the Columbus Room at 100 Colony Square in Midtown Atlanta (at the corner of Peachtree and 14th Streets). Click here for directions.

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