Posts Tagged with version control

7 November 2016

7 November 2016

Why put your database into version control?

Software development is a difficult and demanding discipline. It gets even more difficult when you bring teams of developers and database administrators together on a single project. One of the fundamental issues arises around the code itself. Who is responsible for what piece of it? What changes have they made? How do you get... Read more

7 November 2016

7 November 2016

A brief history of version control

The fledgling computer industry did not invent version control. It merely adopted practices that were already well established in industrial manufacturing and design, where large, complex machines such as aircraft, tanks or motor cars required a great deal of discipline, particularly in the technical drawing of components. It all started with engineering The engineering... Read more

16 October 2015

16 October 2015

DLM S2 – Automated Version Control

┬áIn my last post, I looked at the first stage of our maturity model, the Manual level. In this post we move to the S2 level, which is characterized by the use of a formal Version Control System (VCS) and process. S2 – Automated Version Control Many software development organizations have implemented a VCS... Read more

12 June 2015

12 June 2015

Source controlling database users

How should you source control database users? This topic came up a couple of times recently. Once at the inaugural Redgate database source control training day and once or twice at SQL Saturday Exeter when, somewhere in between the foot jenga, pirate hats, and explosive Phil Factor unmasking (if you believe it?), I found... Read more