Troubleshooting random failures with Coded UI Tests

Coded UI Automated Tests run fine locally but randomly fails when run on the server. The functionality which you are trying to verify works fine, but the tests does not consistently pass on the test agents. In this article, we will look at a simple way by which we can analyze/debug these randomly failing tests and get more understanding on how to resolve it.

Dynamic Data Masking in SQL Server 2016

From a security standpoint, sensitive data in the database needs to be protected against unauthorized access. Personal information of an individual like phone number, email, credit card details, bank account number, social security number needs to be stored safely in a database table.
In this article, we will look at a new security feature in SQL Server 2016 called as ‘Dynamic Data Masking’, which will now provide a database driven technique to mask sensitive data.

Time Travel in SQL Server 2016 with Temporal Tables

Historical data are a key source for trend analysis and are considered critical to business success. Traditional databases don’t provide insights into how data has changed over a period of time.As a developer, imagine if SQL Server provides this information out of the box, and there is no need to write any custom code to achieve this functionality. Wouldn’t it be awesome?

Built-in JSON Support in SQL Server 2016

Lot of web services and Web APIs are using JSON these days, primarily as their data interchange format. The inability of the current versions of SQL Server to parse, store and process JSON data has been a hindrance. This makes the integration of JSON into SQL Server as one of the most awaited feature of SQL Server 2016.