23 August 2017

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23 August 2017

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Why don’t you unit test SQL Server code?

The download count of the tSQLt unit testing framework is surprisingly low, yet this outstanding open source software can revolutionize your SQL Server development process. Hopefully, this post will show the benefits of test-driven development and including automated SQL Server unit testing within your release pipeline. This simple technique can have a profound effect... Read more

22 August 2017

22 August 2017

SQL Census update: new server view

SQL Census is the latest prototype to come out of Foundry, Redgate’s research and development division. It helps you trace SQL Server user access permissions. You can use it to for free of charge by downloading it. We’re working closely with a select group of people who are helping us test and iterate this... Read more

26 July 2017

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26 July 2017

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Removing sensitive data from a database

Not too long ago I was assisting a client with an issue they were experiencing while running some compliance software to check for sensitive data. Sensitive data was picked up in the SQL Server data file but when the DBAs checked, the data was nowhere to be found in the database. It’s fairly widely... Read more

12 July 2017

12 July 2017

Are your automated tests slowing you down?

Slow, unreliable tests prevent teams doing great work, and make continuous delivery impossible. This was true for our SQL Source Control team when I started working with them. From pushing a commit to getting a complete set of tests took almost 12 hours. Then you had to rerun the raft of tests that sometimes... Read more

21 June 2017

21 June 2017

Where’s the Ops in DevOps? Part 2

In this three-part series, guest bloggers from DevOpsGuys look at the real role of Ops in DevOps. Where it changes, how it changes, and why Ops has an important part to play in the brave new world of DevOps. What does the future of IT Operations look like in a DevOps world? What does... Read more