Tag Archives: continuous delivery

Held Hostage by the Database

Your database platform will constrain and limit the flexibility you have in evolving your software. It doesn’t matter which platform you choose, which type of database, or even the format for your data. At some point, you will be dealing … Continue reading

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Webinar: Database Deployment with Git, Jenkins, and Octopus Deploy

I’ve got a webinar later today that looks at how Redgate Software’s DLM Automation and other SQL Toolbelt tools can be used to smoothly move development changes from one database to another. Sign up and spend an hour with me … Continue reading

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Bringing DevOps to the Database

Abstract: DevOps is a hot topic in today’s software development world. However most of the knowledge and experience with DevOps is based around application software and ignores the database. We will examine how the concepts and principles of DevOps can … Continue reading

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Practicing Deployments

This editorial was originally published on Feb 18, 2013. It is being re-run as Steve is out of the office. It’s said that amateurs practice until they can get something right. Professionals practice until they don’t get something wrong. That’s … Continue reading

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Is Rollback Feasible for Database Changes?

One of the things I used to show people in SQL Compare was the ability to generate a quick rollback script by switching the source and target. We can generate a deployment script going from Dev to Production, switch the … Continue reading

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A Buggy Release

I definitely believe in a DevOps process, though a thoughtful, incremental one. I think this is the best way to develop software, whether you release every day or every year. Yes, you can implement DevOps and release once a year. … Continue reading

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ReadyRoll and Octopus Deploy Webinar

I’ll be hosting a webinar next week, Thursday, July 28, with Daniel Nolan (t) (founder of ReadyRoll and fellow Redgate employee) and Damian Brady (b | t) of Octopus Deploy. We’ll be talking deployment, with demos to show you how … Continue reading

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Scary Deployments

I was listening to a web developer talk about some fundamental changes in a web platform. In this case, an older system was being replaced completely with a new one, and as one of the reasons, the developer showed some … Continue reading

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Baby Steps to DevOps

I’ve been re-reading the book, Continuous Delivery, as part of the current San Diego Technology Immersion Group monthly meeting track. This book was the focus of the first meeting in May, and will continue for the next couple months. Continuous Delivery … Continue reading

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The Bad Data Shutdown

I’m a car guy. I like cars, I like driving, and I’ve spent a lot of time and money over the years on vehicles. I’ve swapped and enjoyed a few dozen automobiles as part of my life. If you are … Continue reading

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