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Posts Categorized in Software development

At Redgate, we develop software applications, tools, devices, LEGO, and more. Here, you’ll find posts on what we’re developing, how we go about developing it, and what we value and encourage in our software developers. You might even see a post about building LEGO soon.

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

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

Update on user account licensing

A few months ago, we told you about some upcoming changes to our licensing system to make using and managing our products a lot easier. Since then we’ve incorporated user account licensing into the latest versions of several Redgate products (SQL Compare, SQL Data Compare, SQL Source Control, SQL Data Generator, SQL Dependency Tracker, SQL Doc,... read more

Time to down tools and pick up some new ideas

At Redgate, we spend a lot of time developing ingeniously simple solutions to very complicated problems, typically those faced by database developers. It’s hard work but it’s rewarding work too and our software is in use by many of the world’s biggest companies (and a lot of smaller ones too). Down tools Every now... read more

What is SQL Clone and why are we building it?

If you’ve ever worked in a team that uses a shared database for development, testing or UAT, you’ll appreciate some of the frustrations in simply ‘getting stuff done’. And you’ll be all too familiar with the reasons why… contentions for resources, overlap between projects, inconsistent environment states, and dependencies on other team members to... read more

Sometimes, you don’t need UserVoice to give users a voice

Several years ago I was introduced to UserVoice, the online forum that enables direct contact with users, allowing you to collect their feedback and build the features they vote for. At the time I had a very poor line of communication with users, so when I joined Redgate and started using UserVoice regularly, I... read more

SQL Server 2016 – what’s changed in the SQL Toolbelt?

Over recent months, Redgate’s development teams have been busy updating the tools in the SQL Toolbelt to support the valuable new functionality released with SQL Server 2016. To achieve this, most tools now support the syntax for SQL Server 2016’s key features, letting you do even more with them. Stretch Tables Our flagship tool... read more

Is your SQL code covered?

No, it almost certainly isn’t. Besides, how would you know either way? Let me explain. Most modern software development today includes some form of automated testing. While comprehensive unit testing is still sorely lacking in many organizations, it’s often mitigated by other forms of automated testing conducted later on in the development cycle. Code... read more

Introducing user account licensing

We’ve been talking about licensing system changes for a while, and over the next few weeks they start rolling out in the first batch of products. This means that when you update to the next versions of our products, you’ll be asked to log in with a Redgate ID: Logging in gives you access to... read more

Teamwork is the key to developing SQL Source Control as well as using it

The long-awaited release of SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 2016 is approaching, bringing with it a more modern look and feel, more features, and more advantages for users. At Redgate, we’ve been working closely with Microsoft to make sure the latest version of SQL Source Control supports SSMS 2016 from launch day. SQL Source Control... read more