Tag Archives: DevOps

Lessons from the Phoenix Project–Leave Slack

Not @Slack, but slack time, time when you aren’t buried on a particular project. In the book, The Phoenix Project, the Brent character is the jack of all trades, the one that everyone goes to to fix and solve problems. … Continue reading

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Take the State of DevOps Survey

Kendra wrote a nice piece on this the other day, and I agree. Take the Survey The data that comes out of this helps to influence executives and managers. You can show them results, which might get them to help … Continue reading

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Wasted Work

I’ve been re-reading some of the manufacturing and DevOps books that I’ve collected over the years. In these texts, there are a number of concepts that stand out, but one that resonates with me is the concept of waste. There’s … Continue reading

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Rolling Back Migrations

I happen to be a fan of database migrations as a way of making and deploying database changes. This is an approach that tracks each of the scripts run by developers in their working environments and the replays these scripts … Continue reading

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Republish: Selling Automation to Ops

On a plane, back to the UK, so republishing Selling Automation to Ops

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Modeling and Design Are More Important in DevOps

I’ve run across a few customers that are adopting DevOps processes for the database. This makes sense as I deal with Redgate Customers, many of whom are doing this. As they adopt a Compliant Database DevOps process, it seems often … Continue reading

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The Single Pane of Glass

One of the things that I’ve seen talked about quite in the DevOps movement is a single pane of glass. That phrase seems to be in use to describe a way of quickly understanding the state of your environment. It … Continue reading

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Start the DevOps Journey

More and more, I find that getting someone’s mindset to change is the major impediment to changing to a DevOps process. Once a person starts to believe in DevOps and accept a new way of working, they can rapidly start … Continue reading

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Are Indexes Actually Changes to the System?

I haven’t thought about this in some time, but Brent Ozar raises an interesting question: should index changes require change control? I’ve worked in an organization that didn’t consider an index change to be an item that was presented as an … Continue reading

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Azure DevOps

I’ve been a fan of Visualstudio.com and VSTS for some time. I moved most of my demos to this platform a couple years ago and I’ve been pretty happy with it since then. There is tremendous flexibility in how you can use … Continue reading

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