Elizabeth Ayer is the Product Manager for SQL Source Control with Redgate, where she previously worked on .NET and Exchange tools. In addition to her day job, she now writes and speaks on Continuous Delivery and Database Lifecycle Management.
Before turning to product management, Elizabeth was a Java and C++ developer at a large enterprise software organisation. She got out just as Lean methodology was rocking the software world, and she has since focused her energy on creating the right conditions for software teams to flourish.
SQL Source Control plugs into SSMS and connects your databases to your version control system, allowing you to version control your database schemas, and then deploy them using Redgate’s trusted comparison engine SQL Compare. The latest release (shipped this week!) features an improved version of migration scripts, which allow you to write your own SQL … Read more
We’ve just released SQL Source Control 5 with improved migration scripts. With this release SQL Source Control now brings modern development practices (think Git and branching) together with preserving data as changes move up environments. Finally, it really is possible to automate database delivery – so I hope you’ll forgive us if we sound overexcited! … Read more
With database deployments, not all script-based processes are equal. Some use change scripts in a free-and-easy way, and some, which are normally called 'migrations-based approaches', have more discipline around them. In this article, Redgate Product Manager Elizabeth Ayer covers 'migrations', and shows some of the benefits that have come with new tooling which is specifically designed to assist the change script processes.… Read more
Database development processes traditionally lag behind application development, so much so that databases are often considered a blocker to Agile and the hardest part of DevOps. Database changes are seen as so risky that a whole job has been invented – that of DBA – to minimize screw-ups. That’s probably why, when we released SQL … Read more
We released SQL Source Control v4.1 recently with dramatically improved Git support and it’s already receiving praise. Typical of the reactions we’ve been getting is that of SQL developer, Jens Frandsen. His response to James Billings’ Simple-Talk blog post about the latest release was: “Whoo hoo! This improvement will simplify things a lot for us.” … Read more