PDXPUG September 20, 2012

by David Wheeler

SQL change management is hard. Most “migration”-style implementations
require opaque naming conventions, prefer DSLs that cover a fraction
of SQL, and require duplication of code for simple changes to existing
functions. Such does not have to be. And now it’s not

Introducing Sqitch, simple SQL change management that doesn’t suck.
Sqitch doesn’t care what programming language your app is written in.
It has no opinions as to what database to use or what its schema
should look like. And it doesn’t require sequentially-named migration
scripts or the use of any DSL other than SQL. Sqitch lets you to write
SQL migration scripts thar target your database, and provides a
simple, unintrusive interface for specifying dependencies, so that it
can run things in the proper order.

So come to this talk to learn all about Sqitch: How it works, where to
get it, and how to get the most out of managing database deployments.

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