shiny tesla

what do SQL developers drive?

We speak with developers from all over the world on a regular basis.
If there is one thing that they agree on … it’s the need to avoid SQL development. Why is that?

Being that BitWise is primarily a communication company, we try to talk to our developer friends about it. What do they say?
It’s all about a lack of development tools.

If you want to write programs in just about any language, there are fancy shiny IDE’s that will help you step through your code, display variables, etc. But for SQL? Nada! Zip! Zilch! Zero!

That’s right, no one bothered to write a tool that would give a developer a “modern” coding experience. You have to write your own print statements, output variables on your own, etc. Everyone is driving Teslas, and SQL developers are stuck with Ford Model Ts.

Being that BitWise is also a company that tries to add value (in other words, we try to be useful), we thought about what we could do. Now, we didn’t come up with a new IDE (yet), but we did create something that can make our life easier (at least for Microsoft SQL, because that’s what we started with). First of all we needed a parser interface. In theory, there is a parser library, but it’s not very user friendly. What if we could wrap it in an interface that could accept a “recipe”?

… (rubs genie lamp) … BitWise presents a:
C# rule engine that will help transform your SQL scripts!
Transformations can be stated as “recipes” which are really just a collection of rules that we want to apply.

The initial version comes with a sample recipe for creating a test script out of a stored procedure with all the temp table drops, and selects, etc.

Do you want to see it? We’d be glad to share it with you.
At BitWise, all you have to do is ask.

We like people, so feel free to call or write. Humans only.

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