András Belokosztolszki

András Belokosztolszki is a software architect at Red Gate Software Ltd. He is a frequent speaker at many UK user groups and events (VBUG, NxtGen, Developer’s Group, SQLBits). He is primarily interested in database internals and database change management. At Red Gate he has designed and led the development of many database tools that compare database schemata and enable source control for databases (SQL Compare versions 4 to 7), refactor databases (SQL Refactor) and show the history of databases by analyzing the transaction log (SQL Log Rescue). András has a PhD from Cambridge and an MSc and BSc from ELTE, Hungary. He is also a MCSD and MCPD Enterprise. See my blogs on simple-talk.

SQL Compare 6.0 beta – read and sync to and from SQL scripts

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We have just released the first public beta for SQL Compare 6.0. The full version of SQL Compare 6.0 is scheduled for release towards the end of June 2007. For the forum and download information visit http://www.red-gate.com/MessageBoard/viewforum.php?f=65   So what is new in SQL Compare 6.0 beta? SQL Compare 6.0 beta introduces a new data … Read more
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31 October 2006
31 October 2006

SQL Refactor 1.0 released

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Following a very successful beta program we have now released the first version of SQL Refactor. SQL Refactor is an Add-In to Microsoft Management Studio, with a large number of features that include laying out SQL, renaming views, stored procedures, table, functions, their parameters and columns and handling all their references, table split, encapsulate as … Read more
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Altering CLR assemblies in SQL Server 2005

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Category: SQL Server development SQL Server versions: 2005 Level: Advanced SQL Server 2005 introduced support for .Net in SQL Server. While this is a very powerful feature, it does come with a high cost. The CLR support allows writing stored procedures, functions, triggers using programming languages like C#. It allows creating complicated user defined types, … Read more
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A reason to avoid sp_rename

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Category: SQL Server developmentSQL Server versions: 7, 2000, 2005Level: Intermediate Naming stored procedures consistently is part of many organizational policies, still there are times when one needs to rename an already existing stored procedure. Seemingly the obvious way to rename a stored procedure would be the sp_rename system stored procedure readily supplied by SQL Server. … Read more
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