Database Refactoring Workshop
Take one ugly legacy schema, a toolbox full of simple database refactorings, and a world-class schema refactoring tool, and you've got 90 minutes of workshop that will equip you to bring a culture of database responsibility to your team.
In this workshop, we'll start with a live schema in need of some help, and slowly improve it in a controlled fashion using Liquibase. We'll see how to create and alter tables, add constraints, drop columns, control changes in stored procedures, and more. You should come away with a solid understanding of how to use the tool and how to integrate it into your team's development, build, and deployment processes.
Attendees should already have a conversational understanding of Liquibase, or have attended Scripting the Schema with Liquibase session. Please bring a laptop or be prepared to pair with a friend.
About Tim Berglund
Tim is a full-stack generalist and passionate teacher who loves working with people as much as he loves to code. He believes the best developer is one who is well-informed of specifics and can also make deep connections between software development and the broader world. He has recently been exploring non-relational data stores, why professionalized product management is a global suboptimization, and of course everything related to Git. He does not really believe that it is possible to teach, but rather believes that it is his responsibility to create an environment in which people can learn.
He is also a poet, having composed and produced companion videos for Oh, The Methods You'll Compose and The Maven, with another project currently in the works. If you've been in his Git classes, you've seen some famous poems make their way into the world's best version control system.
Tim is a speaker internationally and on the No Fluff Just Stuff tour in the United States, and is co-president of the Denver Open Source User Group, author of the Gradle Liquibase Plugin, the maintainer of the Ratpack web framework, co-presenter of the best-selling O'Reilly Git Master Class, co-author of Building and Testing with Gradle, a member of the O'Reilly Expert Network, and a member of the GigOM Pro Analyst Network. He occasionally blogs at timberglund.com.
He lives in Littleton, CO, USA with the wife of his youth and their three children.More About Tim »