Posts Categorized in DevOps

This is the most exciting time there’s ever been to be in the software space in general and the database world specifically. DevOps has moved into the enterprise and the database needs to keep up too. At Redgate, we’re making it possible with a suite of database development tools that plug into and integrate with the software used in application development. The result? DevOps for the database has become a reality.

29 March 2021

29 March 2021

Who Is Responsible For Building Tests?

When you begin to automate your deployments, you’re also going to start automating your testing. After all, a deployment, in and of itself, is a test. However, pretty quickly, you are going to come to the question that’s the title of this post: Who is responsible for building tests? I have two flippant answers... Read more

22 March 2021

22 March 2021

DevOps As a Bludgeon

When I first started trying to figure out how to automate database deployments, over 15 years ago, I will freely admit, I was both skeptical and reluctant. I had to be dragged up to the notion that automating getting the database code out the door wasn’t just an excuse by the developers to find... Read more

16 March 2021

16 March 2021

Code Review and DevOps

Almost every time I teach a class on DevOps, one of the questions that comes up is: How do we do code reviews in this automated process? There are actually a number of answers to this question. Let’s walk through a few. Source Control If you’re automating your deployments, I don’t think I’m going... Read more

15 March 2021

15 March 2021

Three Steps To Get Started With Database DevOps

Once you’ve committed to changing your culture in order to automate your database deployments, what’s next? You’ve already done the hard part, making the decision to shift the culture. Now, what’s involved is just lots of labor. There are three things you can do to begin your Database DevOps journey: Get your database into... Read more

8 March 2021

8 March 2021

What’s the state of Database DevOps in 2021?

In 2017, Redgate published the first State of Database DevOps report, based on a survey of IT and database professionals from around the world. Every year since then, it has provided insights into the adoption, usage, challenges and benefits of DevOps and database DevOps. We’ve just launched the fifth edition of the report, which... Read more

1 March 2021

1 March 2021

Why to Use Git Instead of “TFS” (TFVC)

One question we frequently hear from customers using the Microsoft stack is, “should I use Git or TFS?” The question requires a little decoding due to the way that Microsoft has shifted their brands over time. Here’s some background: Microsoft’s “Team Foundation Server” (TFS) was renamed “Azure DevOps Server” in 2019 Many people still... Read more

22 February 2021

22 February 2021

Database DevOps at Ignite

We’re only a week away from the Microsoft Ignite virtual conference. Ignite runs between March 2nd and March 4th. Follow the link to see the stellar individuals who will be presenting great content. There are a lot of opportunities to learn all you can about Microsoft technologies. I’ve got additional good news. Redgate is... Read more