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Expert SQL Server 2008 Development by Adam Machanic, Alastair Aitchison

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Chapter 3. Testing Database Routines

What defines a great developer? Is it the ability to code complex routines quickly and accurately? The ability to implement business requirements correctly, within budget, and on schedule? Or perhaps it can be defined by how quickly the developer can track down and fix bugs in the application—or the inverse, the lack of bugs in the developer's code?

All of these are certainly attributes of a great developer, but in most cases they don't manifest themselves merely due to raw skill. The hallmark of a truly great developer, and what allows these qualities to shine through, is a thorough understanding of the importance of testing.

By creating unit tests early on in the development process, developers can continuously ...

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