Some licensing improvements

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The latest release of the .NET Profiling tools includes a few bug fixes and an update to our licensing system. We almost hope nobody will notice. Licensing our products has the same workflow it always has: free trial, enter a serial key to activate. Not much to see here except a visual facelift. Under... read more

We don’t need no documentation – automating schema docs in Redgate DLM

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“Understanding the existing product consumes roughly 30 percent of the total maintenance time.” Facts and Fallacies of Software Engineering by Robert L. Glass. You should be documenting your database schemas. I know it, you know it. Having (current, accurate) documentation available accelerates time-to-resolution for faults, aids tech-to-business conversations, and is a regulatory requirement for a great number of... read more

Not all feedback is good feedback

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There is no doubt about it: feedback is essential fuel for designers. When we become blinkered towards the work we’re doing, it can help us get another perspective. When we’ve run out of ideas, it can help us explore new directions. Given the potential benefits, it’s well worth spending a bit of time designing... read more

Time to talk accessibility

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We have a few of these clocks dotted around Redgate and I find them difficult to read, while impossible to read from across a room. They look stylish – minimalist and simple, but are far from being ingeniously simple. They use a white face and shiny thin hands that reflect the usually white surroundings,... read more

Dealing with production database drift

The Redgate DLM Automation team that we’re part of recently took time out from development to explore some of the issues our customers face when automating database deployment. Following on from last week’s post about cross-database and cross-server dependencies, this blog shares some of our thoughts about how to deal with production database drift.... read more

Smaller software releases are big news too

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This has been a good year for Redgate customers. Major software releases of SQL Prompt, SQL Compare, SQL Monitor, and SQL Source Control have introduced new features, added support for the latest versions of SQL Server Management Studio and Visual Studio, and made them even easier and more intuitive to use. SQL Monitor v5,... read more

DLM Automation Suite add-ons

Many software teams are already integrating their application code but haven’t yet brought the continuous integration discipline to their database development. The DLM Automation Suite helps you extend that process by plugging into third party tools commonly used for application development. It’s now even easier to find the add-on you need for your build or... read more

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