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?

The 5 big benefits of automated deployment

“Every software development team should have a fully automated deployment process.” That’s according to pretty much everyone I meet at conferences and events. It’s not even a debate. It’s a declaration. In actual fact there are only a small number of software development teams who have a ‘one-click’, totally hands-off approach. In Redgate’s latest... Read more

Alastair Smith

2 February 2015

Alastair Smith

2 February 2015

Desire Lines in software architecture: what can we learn from landscape architecture?

Before Christmas I was talking with Simon about an architectural approach we’d taken on a recent project. The aim of the project is to replace an existing WinForms user interface with a shiny new HTML and JavaScript version. Part of this involves making HTTP requests back to the “engine” of the product, a .NET... Read more

Top 3 tips for software testing a mature product

Developers and testers generally don’t like to work on a mature product with a legacy code base, especially when the majority of the team has no previous knowledge of either. Having said that, while building and testing a mature product can prove a lot more challenging than tackling a greenfield one, my recent experiences suggest there... Read more

Jonathan Roberts

13 October 2014

Jonathan Roberts

13 October 2014

The unexpected consequences of compiling user feedback at collection

I’ve run plenty of face-to-face usability sessions, but since joining Redgate I’ve found myself having to run remote sessions. I’ve discovered a great technique and in doing so I have also stumbled upon some unexpected consequences of using it. Redgate has a vast user base, and it turns out that a significant portion of... Read more