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We don’t need no documentation – automating schema docs in SQL Change Automation

“Understanding the existing product consumes roughly 30 percent of the total maintenance time.” Facts and Fallacies of Software Engineering by Robert L. Glass. You should be documenting your database schema. I know it, you know it. Having current, accurate documentation available accelerates time-to-resolution for faults, aids tech-to-business conversations, and is a regulatory requirement for a great number of firms. Read more

Dealing with production database drift

For the SQL Change Automation team, it’s important that we take time out from development, occasionally, to explore some of the issues our customers face when automating database deployment. Following on from previous posts about cross-database and cross-server dependencies, this article shares some of our thoughts about how to deal with production database drift. If you’re Read more

Monitoring your database schemas with pipelines

DLM Dashboard tracks changes to your database schemas across different environments. In this blog post, we’ll talk about organizing your databases into pipelines, and how this can help you to better understand your workflow. How was it organized before? Grouping databases by category In the first version of DLM Dashboard, databases were grouped by category Read more