Posts by
Matt Hilbert

Matt Hilbert is a technology writer at Red Gate with 20 years’ experience working for lots of the world’s biggest tech companies – and many of the smallest. He has a particular fascination for emerging technologies and is on a continuing mission to decompile, untangle, and explain techspeak to a wider audience, and excite people about the endless possibilities technology offers. You can find more of his articles at his blog, www.TheMidnightTypewriter.com

20 October 2017

20 October 2017

The real origins of the Agile Manifesto

In February 2001, 17 people met at the Snowbird ski resort in Utah. They were the leading exponents of Extreme Programming, Scrum, and Adaptive Software Development, and they were seeking a set of compatible values based on trust, respect and collaboration. They wanted to make software development easier. And they found it in the... Read more

11 September 2017

11 September 2017

Redgate Announces New Version of SQL Toolbelt to Speed Time to Resolution

The latest version of SQL Toolbelt lets developers and administrators determine immediately if database deployments have caused any adverse effects. SQL Monitor records and marks the deployment and puts it in context with other performance metrics such as CPU, Memory, Waits and Disk I/O, so unusual behavior following a deployment can be traced immediately. Read more

29 August 2017

29 August 2017

DevOps and the database: what’s going on?

If you’re doing DevOps differently for your database and the rest of your system, there’s something wrong. There shouldn’t be a separate conversation about it, says Microsoft’s Donovan Brown. When DevOps was first talked about in Flickr’s seminal ’10 deploys per day’ Velocity presentation in 2009, it was regarded by some as strange and... Read more

11 August 2017

11 August 2017

Exclusive: DevOps Industry Awards finalists announced

A surprising name has emerged among the finalists in the 2017 DevOps Industry Awards. In the Leading DevOps Vendor category, Redgate appears alongside companies more traditionally associated with DevOps. The inclusion is an important signal that DevOps, which emerged less than a decade ago, is evolving yet further: the database has entered the picture. Read more

9 August 2017

9 August 2017

Redgate Launches Community Hub to Help Developers Deal with Content Overload

Redgate has launched a new one-stop resource to help software professionals find the information and advice they need faster and easier. The Redgate Hub provides in-depth articles, insights and updates about topics of interest to database professionals, tips and how-to guides about Redgate products, and user forums where readers can discuss and debate problems. Read more

19 June 2017

19 June 2017

Redgate Releases SQL Clone v2

Redgate has upgraded its pioneering database provisioning tool, SQL Clone, to enable it to clone databases up to 64TB in size. SQL Clone creates full copies of databases and backups in seconds, yet uses only a tiny fraction of disk space. The upgrade means it can handle virtually any database in use. Read more