Book Review: The Phoenix Project

After hearing from Grant Fritchey that "Anyone who wants to know what DevOps really means should read this" Claire Brooking picked up a copy of The Phoenix Project. This parable of an IT project on the brink of destruction is told with humor and insight. Claire reviews the book, finding that conflict, incidents and mistakes are inevitable - what counts is how the team members grow to manage and resolve them.… Read more

In search of database delivery practitioners and enthusiasts

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We know from speaking with many of you at tradeshows and user groups that database delivery is not a factory production line. During planning, evaluation, quality control, and disaster mitigation, the people having their say at each step means that successful database deployment is a carefully managed course of action. With so many factors involved … Read more
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The Simple-Talk Cookbook

Written by geeks, for geeks, the Simple-Talk Cookbook is a quirky culinary collection of recipes by SQL Server and .NET MVPs and experts, who would like to inspire Simple-Talk readers to ditch their microwave convenience meals for some more nourishing dishes this winter. Chef hats at the ready, because the e-cookbook download is available for free now to registered users...… Read more

Code Red: database missing in action!

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Whoops. You scratch your head and wince as you peer at the screen through closed hands… You just accidentally deleted some data in your database and suddenly all seems lost at sea.  I bet you’ve wished there was a kind of sturdy, orange lifeboat for recovering damaged data when these mistakes happen. We know there … Read more
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Here’s your chance to help us develop the next version of SQL Backup…

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A major development of SQL Backup is scheduled for the coming months and Jamie Gerig is looking for a lucky few to help influence the exciting changes ahead.  Red Gate’s usability candidates come from a varied target audience and give vital feedback during the development process. No preparation is required from candidates.  I would also … Read more
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