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Ibuildings techPortal: DPCRadio: Database Version Control without Pain

Note: This article was originally published at PHPDeveloper on 2 March 2011.
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The Ibuildings techPortal has posted their latest episode in their DPCRadio podcast series as recorded at the Dutch PHP Conference 2010. This latest episode is Harrie Verveer's talk about database version control.

We've all read the textbooks and are using version control systems for our code, but our databases are left out in the cold. Every team has their own workaround, ranging from patch files to SQL snippets in the bugtracker, but none is really robust. Unfortunately there is no silver bullet, but there are several tools and best practices that can help you to make your life easier. This talk shows several approaches that can help you to overcome this problem and to control database structure changes in a more sophisticated way.

You can either listen in-page on their player or you can download the mp3 and listen whenever you'd like. You can find his slides here and, as an extra bonus, an article on the same topic also on the techPortal.