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?

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

24 March 2017

24 March 2017

Universal Architecture

In this post, I’d like to introduce you to the Universal Architecture idea described by J.B. Rainsberger in the podcast Unit Testability and the Universal Architecture. Everyone wants to deliver software that works and delivers value to our customers. That’s a fact! Everyone wants our software to be easy to change and maintain. That’s obvious! Unfortunately, we... Read more