This October we’ll be back again in London and Seattle hosting our “SQL in the City” events

Over the years, our SQL in the City events have proved enormously popular in offering SQL Server training to hundreds of database professionals. Now in its fifth year, SQL in the City attracts Database Administrators and developers (as well as other professionals who work with SQL Server) who want to hear the world’s top SQL Server speakers... Read more

15 June 2015

15 June 2015

Architectural principles of a DevOps team

Trying to tame complexity Over the last few years my team (“DevOps” – the name’s not entirely accurate, but close enough) have been putting together a handful of charter-like documents that we can agree on and work to. This isn’t an especially new idea and we shamelessly cribbed the initial version from one of the other teams.... Read more

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