Agile + DevOps East 2019 Concurrent Session : DevOps Tools for Database Developers

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 11:45am to 12:45pm

DevOps Tools for Database Developers

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You're thinking about modernizing your database development process ... someday. You have directories full of SQL files you use to build your application. You know unit tests should be included as part of your build process, and you are going to start adding them ... maybe next week. Does this sound like you? If you think modernizing your dev process will be difficult, time-consuming, and expensive, you may be surprised at how easy and cost-effective it is to get started. Blaine Carter will explore how to manage your database application in a continuous development pipeline. He will talk about some open source tools you can use to automate building and testing your applications and will cover Liquibase, utPLSQL, continious deployment, and Oracle ACCS. The sooner you get started updating your database development process with DevOps, the more it will save you in the long run.


Blaine Carter is the Oracle developer advocate for open source. He applies his exploratory eye and tinkering inclinations to the intersection of open source and Oracle Database. He helps database developers improve their workflow using open source tools and promotes the use of open source inside and outside of Oracle. Blaine started programming in 1995. For most of his career, he has used Oracle tools to build applications. Blaine has worked with Oracle Forms and Oracle Reports and even created a framework to generate web applications using PL/SQL similar to Oracle Application Express. He has done a little Java, both inside and outside the database, and of course a whole bunch of SQL and PL/SQL. Blaine is a firm believer in learning by doing, failing, figuring it out, and then sharing.