13 December 2016

13 December 2016

SQL Monitor review of 2016

December’s a great time to take stock, so I thought it would be worth sharing a roundup of the progress the SQL Monitor development team have made this year. I’m also really excited about what’s coming soon, so will share some insight into our plans for 2017. A busy 2016 Global Overview The new Global Overview... Read more

25 November 2016

25 November 2016

Skyscanner’s continuous delivery journey

Skyscanner, the Scottish company behind the popular travel search website, has already grown to considerable scale since it was founded by Gareth Williams in 2003. Williams was inspired to create the business by his own frustrations in trying to find the best deal for a skiing holiday. As the Skyscanner website describes it: “A... Read more

23 November 2016

23 November 2016

Mob programming – my first impression

Mob programming is an emerging agile development approach for creating software. The whole development team gets in a room and works together on the same problem, at the same time, on a single computer. I spent a full week doing mob programming with my current team and I’d like to share my impressions and... Read more

7 November 2016

7 November 2016

An introduction to SQL Source Control

In our series of blog posts about Version Control and the Database, we’ve explored the history of version control, why databases have some unique requirements, and why it’s important to include them in your VCS. In this concluding post, I focus on Redgate SQL Source Control and answer some fundamental questions about what it... Read more

7 November 2016

7 November 2016

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

19 October 2016

19 October 2016

5 shortcuts in SQL Prompt you didn’t know about

When writing SQL, you can use SQL Prompt to quickly jump to some really handy formatting and refactoring actions. This little button right here is called the Actions List and it contains over 20 functions and snippets you can use in just a few keystrokes. Simply highlight your block of code and hit Ctrl,... Read more

17 October 2016

17 October 2016

SQL Clone beta launch – are ewe ready?

Sheep jokes aside, we’re excited to announce the launch of our SQL Clone beta, which will be released on 28 November. We’ve spent the best part of 2016 gathering requirements, getting a technical preview into the wild, and listening to feedback from the 1,500 people who signed up to the early access program. We’re... Read more