Source controlling your database permissions

The problem A common question we encounter when working with SQL Source Control is about database permissions. Different environments require different permissions, so should you just omit them entirely from Source Control? Or perhaps include only permissions for your production environment? Permissions are extremely important, so not source controlling them at all doesn’t seem... read more

Two different types of release branch

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When devising the first workshop for the new Redgate DLM training program, Steve Jones and I got into a bit of a debate about branching. Upon reflection, it’s obvious why. People often use the term ‘release branch’, but they can mean different things. It is important to be clear. I did some Googling and... read more

Database continuous integration made easier with Redgate SQL CI and Bamboo

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Most application developers are used to the benefits of continuous integration. With tools like Bamboo you can bring your application’s continuous integration and delivery pipeline together in a single workflow. What if you could include your databases in that same workflow? SQL CI is part of the DLM Automation Suite, a suite of tools... read more

What’s the big idea?

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During a sunny Monday lunch hour at the beginning of July, Redgaters found strange A3 sheets on their lunch trays. Asking “Hey, what’s the big idea”, the sheets asked them to be creative and think differently about Redgate’s problems. And then come up with ways to resolve them. The exercise was part of the... read more

Finding Product Managers Part II – Strategy

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A few months ago I wrote about how difficult it was to find product managers for Redgate – http://blog.red-gate.com/product-manager/. I described how hard it was finding someone with the necessary mix of technical, commercial and interpersonal skills to succeed. Thinking about it more, I believe that it is in fact harder than that –... read more

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