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?

Chris Hurley

13 June 2019

Chris Hurley

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

Chris Spalton

28 March 2019

Chris Spalton

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

Chris Smith

12 February 2019

Chris Smith

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

Chris Spalton

11 February 2019

Chris Spalton

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