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?

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

11 December 2018

11 December 2018

Friends of Redgate 101

For over 19 years, the Friends of Redgate have been an extended part of the Redgate team. They help us to support the Microsoft Data Platform community, develop even better software for our users, and reach more data professionals across the world. This month, we’re opening applications for the 2019 Friends of Redgate Program.... Read more

12 October 2018

12 October 2018

Data Masker vNext: Have your say on the future of data masking

Back in 2017 Redgate acquired Net2000, a leading provider of data masking solutions for SQL Server databases. Since then, we’ve invested heavily in the data masking tools to ensure our customers can balance the need to deliver software faster with the requirement to remain compliant with legislation like the GDPR. Our efforts didn’t stop... Read more

Welcome to Redgate tools for SQL Operations Studio

The Preview release of Microsoft’s SQL Operations Studio marks a big change in database development. Following on from the ability to run SQL Server 2017 on Linux, it makes the promise of cross-platform SQL Server development a reality. Built on top of Visual Studio Code, SQL Operations Studio is a free lightweight tool for... Read more

23 April 2018

23 April 2018

5 ways to increase productivity in cross-functional dev teams

With the craze over building Single Page Applications (SPAs), companies have joined the movement and hired armies of front-end engineers with/without experience in back-end technologies. To accommodate the new talent, many of these companies have built cross-functional teams. Simply put, it’s a team of front-end, back-end engineers, and other disciplines working together to deliver... Read more

30 November 2017

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30 November 2017

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Would you like to see Redgate tools inside SQL Operations Studio?

You may already have heard about Microsoft’s new DevOps platform for database development, SQL Operations Studio, or “SQL Ops Studio”. The preview version was announced at PASS Summit on 1 November, and Foundry, the R&D division of Redgate has been researching the feasibility, practicality and appeal of cross-platform data tools for a while. You... 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