I am very happy and grateful to announce that I will be speaking at this year’s German Oracle user conference (DOAG 2018).
It’s my very first experience as a conference speaker (even my experiences as conference visitor are quite limited) and although there is some tension it’s really a dream come true for me: I’ve always enjoyed teaching and sharing the things I’ve learned in my career as software developer.
The talk will be in German (phew, big plus for me!), but I’ll give a brief translation of the content:
Part 1: What are automated self-tests and what are they good for? Why should I invest time and energy to develop automated self-test for my database? What’s the benefit for my project/product?
Part 2: Practical advice based on a sample-project (Star-Wars setting!) how to introduce self-testing with the free open source framework utPLSQL v3:
- Demonstration of techniques and strategies to get your existing (legacy-)projects tested
- Examples for meaning- and useful tests and mistakes you should watch out for
- Simple example how to develop new functionality via test-driven-development
- Thoughs on the testing “mindset”
- Presentation of features utPLSQL provides to help you develop reliable and automatable self-tests
Yes, of course I will talk about utPLSQL. It’s a great framework and self-testing is still pretty underdeveloped in the database corner (at least that’s my impression).
And there is of course one very important question:
If you want to find out, you should join me on Wednesday, 21th of November, 15:00 in Nuremberg (for the conference program is now online, you can mark my talk here as favourite so you don’t miss it).
Big thanks to Jacek Gebal and Ben Fischer, who both supported and encouraged me to apply in the first place. Sabine Heimsath was amazingly helpful and supportive with many questions I had as newbie during call for papers and afterwards (newbies: You would be astonished how many “pros” are extremely responsive, kind and helpful if you reach out to them in a mannered way).
I’m also very grateful that my amazing employer Smart Enterprise Solutions will support me, which is not natural for such a small company.
I am looking forward to meet some of you in Nuremberg!