Posts by
Wibke Carstensen

7 November 2016

7 November 2016

An introduction to SQL Source Control

In our series of blog posts about Version Control and the Database, we’ve explored the history of version control, why databases have some unique requirements, and why it’s important to include them in your VCS. In this concluding post, I focus on Redgate SQL Source Control and answer some fundamental questions about what it... Read more

7 November 2016

7 November 2016

Why put your database into version control?

Software development is a difficult and demanding discipline. It gets even more difficult when you bring teams of developers and database administrators together on a single project. One of the fundamental issues arises around the code itself. Who is responsible for what piece of it? What changes have they made? How do you get... Read more

7 November 2016

7 November 2016

A brief history of version control

The fledgling computer industry did not invent version control. It merely adopted practices that were already well established in industrial manufacturing and design, where large, complex machines such as aircraft, tanks or motor cars required a great deal of discipline, particularly in the technical drawing of components. It all started with engineering The engineering... Read more

6 October 2016

6 October 2016

Developing the Redgate SQL Toolbelt

There have been a few changes recently in the way Redgate develops software. In a deliberate move to address ongoing requests and requirements from users, the product teams who develop each of the products have been joined by a team dedicated to developing the SQL Toolbelt. To find out what they do, how it affects... Read more

18 July 2016

18 July 2016

Why Support AND Upgrades matter

Do you like the reassurance that a support engineer is only a phone call away when something goes wrong? When disaster strikes, it’s good to know there’s a capable person to hand who can help save your bacon. A support contract is a no-brainer for most organizations when they buy tools for SQL Server.... Read more