6 September 2017

6 September 2017

Find out more about database DevOps at an event near you

DevOps has come a long way since it was first showcased in Flickr’s seminal ’10 deploys per day’ Velocity presentation in 2009. Just eight years later, it is being rapidly adopted and, as the 2017 State of DevOps Report from DORA and Puppet shows, there are big advantages for companies and organizations which embrace... Read more

29 August 2017

29 August 2017

DevOps and the database: what’s going on?

If you’re doing DevOps differently for your database and the rest of your system, there’s something wrong. There shouldn’t be a separate conversation about it, says Microsoft’s Donovan Brown. When DevOps was first talked about in Flickr’s seminal ’10 deploys per day’ Velocity presentation in 2009, it was regarded by some as strange and... Read more

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