Xin talks about the query optimization testing team and how they work to achieve the best performance and delivery. Technical difficulties and his work on the StarJoin features are detailed. He later talks about his position and experience on the team,
starting work early in the process and…
Peter Zabback talks about his work as a developer and the primary features that he worked on. He talks about challenges like introducing new features without regressions and how this becomes increasingly complex.
Roger Fleig talks about working as a test manager for the SQL Server engine. He also discusses his challenges including adding a large number of new features, innovations and changes to SQL Server 2008 without breaking anything, and operating the testing
on the same scale as customers.
Jason Wu discusses his work on engine testing for Katmai, the testing infrastructure and how testers on this team must be very familiar with the SQL Server technology. He talks about the philosophy and processes for testing the engines. An explanation
of transparent data encryption is also given.