3 June 2015

3 June 2015

Why our customers are ready for ReadyRoll

We’ve just finished the acquisition of ReadyRoll, a database migrations and deployment tool that makes it easy for software teams to develop SQL Server databases within Visual Studio. That’s the headline news, but why did we do it, and are our customers really ready for it? I’ll answer the second question first. Yes. With... Read more

28 May 2015

28 May 2015

DLM training workshops

As I’ve been speaking and training people on Database Lifecycle Management (DLM), I’ve learned one thing. Trying to implement version control, and Continuous Integration (CI), and automated releases of code is hard. The concept is simple, but all of the various processes, tools, and links that need to be connected can be hard. I’ve... Read more

8 April 2015

8 April 2015

Organizing databases on the DLM Dashboard

Hopefully you’ve already heard about DLM Dashboard?  It’s Redgate’s new free tool for helping anyone who’s responsible for knowing what database schema is deployed where.  If you hadn’t heard of it please feel free to download it, set it up, and come back to reading this post in about half an hour… Back with... Read more

7 April 2015

7 April 2015

Have you tried team exploratory testing?

If not, why don’t give it a go? As a company which adopts an agile methodology, testing is an integral part of the development process at Redgate. Team exploratory testing is an approach we take so that everyone on a team, from the developers to the support engineers as well as the project and... Read more

27 March 2015

27 March 2015

Customer-specific database deployments

A question we often get asked is how to deploy specific variations of a database to different customers. Or how to deploy different static configuration data to each customer, and how to version control, test and deploy this per customer in an automated way. In the post below I’m going to run through an... Read more

26 March 2015

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26 March 2015

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The 5 big benefits of automated deployment

“Every software development team should have a fully automated deployment process.” That’s according to pretty much everyone I meet at conferences and events. It’s not even a debate. It’s a declaration. In actual fact there are only a small percentage of software development teams who have a ‘one-click’, totally hands-off, fully automated deployment process.... Read more