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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.

ANTS Performance Profiler 9.5 and ANTS Memory Profiler 8.10 released

We’ve just released ANTS Performance Profiler 9.5 and ANTS Memory Profiler 8.10! You can download the new versions of our .NET profiling tools by following the links, or read more about their enhanced features right now. Performance was a big focus during these releases. In particular, we’ve improved performance when drawing the call tree... read more

Some licensing improvements

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

Not all feedback is good feedback

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

Smaller software releases are big news too

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

My top ten tips for managing a Salesforce implementation

Three years ago I joined Redgate as a project manager. For six months I worked in one of the product divisions, but was then poached to join the CORE Services team (consisting of internal services such as DevOps, IS, BI and Web). For the first year in CORE I cut my teeth on some relatively... read more

SQL Prompt 7’s new snippet manager

During the development of SQL Prompt 7, we overhauled the snippet manager to make it more powerful and customizable. The snippet manager documentation lives here but there are some subtleties that I wanted to cover in in this post. Everyone writes SQL differently and we want SQL Prompt to work with your current workflow... read more

Birds, Bees, and Honeycomb

Had I ever been asked the question “What animal would you like to be and why?” (apparently it was a common interview brainteaser), I would have answered “A penguin”. I like water, I also like sardines. I don’t care much for flying (in fact, the older I get, the more frightening a prospect that... read more

The why (and more importantly the how) of automated database deployment

Reliability, traceability, speed: these are the top three motivators for automating the deployment of database changes. Especially when it comes to production, there is no compromising on the level of scrutiny that may just prevent something disastrous happening in production. This need for quality has a strange effect. We talked recently to 30 teams at various stages... read more

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