Posts Categorized in Software development

At Redgate, we’re fascinated by software development and how to do it smarter, better and more intelligently. How do we reduce the burden of legacy code and technical debt, for example? How do we use test-driven development to make the code as robust as possible. How do we apply UX principles and skills to make the complicated software we develop intuitive to use?

14 January 2021

14 January 2021

Healthcare IT responds to pandemic with increased focus on database monitoring and the cloud

Every year, Redgate’s State of Database Monitoring Report reveals how businesses and organizations are monitoring their database estates. Are they using in-house or third-party monitoring tools? Who has access to the data? What are their biggest challenges? The thousands of responses to the survey behind the report offer the answers, and also provide an... Read more

15 December 2020

15 December 2020

The path beyond skills maps

We’ve already shared our reflections on seven years with skills maps, and our realization that we needed something more. We wanted something that could: Help people to develop within their current role Show different directions they could take their careers Set consistent expectations across people within roles Be relevant and detailed without needing regular... Read more

14 December 2020

14 December 2020

Reflecting on seven years of skills maps

Back in 2013, Redgate shared our internal skills maps with the world. It remains one of the most visited posts on our blog. But where did we go from there? Navigating skills maps When Redgate introduced skills maps, they were a huge success. They were rapidly adopted by almost every role in the company... Read more

23 October 2020

23 October 2020

Let’s Talk About Build vs. Buy

I have written a nearly 1,000 page book on SQL Server performance tuning. In several chapters through the book, I outline all the necessary metrics you need to monitor your systems. I also show exactly how to put together those metrics in a variety of tools built into your OS and SQL Server itself.... Read more

17 March 2020

17 March 2020

A message from our CEO about COVID-19

As the impact of COVID-19 increases across the globe, I wanted to explain the steps we’re taking to ensure continuity of customer service during the coming weeks. We aim to maintain the level of service that our customers expect from Redgate, as well as ensure that we keep our people safe. Additionally, we want... Read more

24 December 2019

24 December 2019

Why the US Air Force believes in Santa

Just before Christmas in 1955, a telephone rang in the Combat Operations Center of Continental Air Defense Command. That one unexpected call was the beginning of a Christmas story that has been retold ever since. It’s time to tell it again because sometimes the story behind technology is as interesting as the technology itself.... Read more

8 November 2019

8 November 2019

How Redgate can support you and your community

As I’m sure you’ve already heard, Redgate recently celebrated 20 years of making ingeniously simple software, but did you know that we’ve also been supporting the Microsoft Data Platform community since 1999? Over the last 20 years, we’ve helped thousands of data professionals across the globe develop their skills, improve their technical knowledge, and... Read more

4 October 2019

4 October 2019

Whatever happened to Azure Explorer?

Some time ago, Redgate created the free Microsoft Azure storage tool, Azure Explorer. It’s a neat solution that lets users manage all of their Azure blobs in one place, reliably upload and download them through its responsive UI, transfer them between storage accounts, and easily search and filter blobs. While it sat outside Redgate’s... Read more