7 June 2016

7 June 2016

Is your SQL code covered?

No, it almost certainly isn’t. Besides, how would you know either way? Let me explain. Most modern software development today includes some form of automated testing. While comprehensive unit testing is still sorely lacking in many organizations, it’s often mitigated by other forms of automated testing conducted later on in the development cycle. Code... Read more

6 June 2016

6 June 2016

Introducing user account licensing

We’ve been talking about licensing system changes for a while, and over the next few weeks they start rolling out in the first batch of products. This means that when you update to the next versions of our products, you’ll be asked to log in with a Redgate ID: Logging in gives you access to... Read more

18 May 2016

18 May 2016

Managing environments in DLM Dashboard

DLM Dashboard is a free tool that lets you track schema changes as they progress through the different stages of your database lifecycle. With DLM Dashboard you can start to get a much better picture of your workflow and see where you might need to take remedial action. DLM Dashboard categorizes your databases by environment... Read more

19 April 2016

19 April 2016

Why you have to do your own competitor comparison

People evaluating our software often ask us to send them an analysis document showing how we stack up against our competitors. It’s a very reasonable request, but because it’s one I always turn down I thought it would be worth sharing why I don’t think they’re meaningful. They’re selective During elections, politicians spend a... Read more

5 April 2016

5 April 2016

SQL Monitor v5.1 – is it a big deal?

The simple answer is yes, yes, and, um … yes! While on the surface it may look like nothing much has changed in v5.1 of SQL Monitor, in reality we’ve completely overhauled the core engine to make it more scalable, stable, and smarter. The latest version is the culmination of all the minor releases... Read more