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?

19 June 2019

19 June 2019

Level Up 2019, Redgate’s Internal Tech Conference

On Tuesday 19th March 2019, Redgate held our second annual internal product development conference, Level Up 2019. The conference took place at the Imperial War Museum Duxford, and involved 120 Redgaters coming together to share skills, knowledge, and ideas with their colleagues. At Redgate, learning and development is important to us. We believe encouraging... Read more

13 June 2019

13 June 2019

Database provisioning and containers

You might have heard of the concept of containers, at least in passing – or maybe you’re already using them widely in both dev/test and production. Containers are a great way to isolate your application code from the environment it’s running in, and they offer a range of benefits from easier deployments and scaling... Read more

2 May 2019

2 May 2019

How can we close the tech skills gap?

One of the most profound challenges faced by technology companies today is talent. According to the latest Harvey Nash survey, 65% of CIOs believe that a shortage of tech skills is affecting their ability to respond to change. The study quizzed 3,958 leaders globally and explored the causes of the tech skills gap – particularly... Read more

28 March 2019

28 March 2019

SQL Server Configuration — the Redgate survey results

In the Foundry Team at Redgate, we’ve been looking into how data professionals manage the complexities of their wider data estates. One aspect of this is configuring, deploying and monitoring drift across their numerous servers. I recently wrote a deep dive into our qualitative research findings and, alongside that research, we also conducted a survey with 95 SQL... Read more

14 March 2019

14 March 2019

Have your say on the state of SQL Server monitoring

In 2018 we ran the industry’s first ever state of SQL Server monitoring survey. We received an excellent response from over 600 people in a range of sectors, in organizations of every size across the globe. They provided valuable insights into what they thought the biggest challenges were for them and their estates over... Read more

12 February 2019

12 February 2019

What learning and development means at Redgate

At Redgate, encouraging personal development in our teams is fundamental to building amazing products. As well as developing new skills for employees to apply to their current work, personal development has a huge impact on job satisfaction. Drive by Daniel H. Pink discusses the principals behind what motivates us. He suggests that three main... Read more

11 February 2019

11 February 2019

When your ‘Best Practices’ are only your ‘Best guess’ with regards to SQL Server configuration

SQL Server configuration plays a vital role in the health of your SQL Estate. Your needs may vary depending on the purpose of the server, or its role within a business, but a healthy configuration ensures availability and performance for your customers. We’ve been thinking hard about SQL server configuration in Foundry, Redgate’s R&D... Read more

8 January 2019

8 January 2019

Discover Redgate’s improved help center

Running into technical problems from time to time is unavoidable so we want to make sure that, when it happens, you can access help from Redgate immediately through our help center. We’ve recently undertaken a review of the help center to see how we can make it even more comprehensive and intuitive, so that... Read more

17 December 2018

17 December 2018

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