One of our training class attendees asked a great question: who’s really doing this stuff? We talked about it in class, and I figured it’d make a great blog post question too.
So if you’re doing CI (automatic deployment of database changes), answer in the comments with:
- How many database developers you have?
- How many person-hours did it take to get CI working?
- What tools do you use?
- What benefits have you achieved by using CI?
- (New) Is the application deployed in only one database, or across many nearly-identical copies of the same database? (Could be internal or external.)
(Update 12/24 – I added question #5 because there’s a bit of a separate topic there. If you manage an application that gets deployed to customers – either hosted internally or externally – like if you call yourself an ISV, or sell access to these databases & applications to multiple clients – mention that in your answer.)