Posts Categorized in Building

At Redgate, we like building stuff. We build software products, tools, devices, LEGO, and more. We like building stuff so much, we built this blog to talk about building stuff. Here you’ll find posts on what stuff we’re building, how we go about building that stuff, and what we value and encourage in our people who build stuff for us. You might even see a post about building LEGO soon.

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

Ship it! The DLM Dashboard beta is over

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The beta is over, and we’re excited to announce the release of the free edition of DLM Dashboard.  The free edition can watch up to 5 databases, and there’s a limit on how much history you can see for each database. We’ll be launching paid for editions soon which let you track more than... read more

Evolving our licensing system

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… and using database lifecycle management Overview We’ve put together a Licensing Project team at Redgate, in order to begin rebuilding the systems that manage licences for our commercial database tools, and we’re aiming to get some useful feedback for the database tools team on the use of their new tools and the approach to database lifecycle... read more