Tag Archives: DevOps

DevOps Basics – Connecting to a Git Remote

Another post for me that is simple and hopefully serves as an example for people trying to get blogging as #SQLNewBloggers. This is also a part of a basic series on git and how to use it. As I work … Continue reading

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DevOps Basics–Creating a local repo and committing files

Another post for me that is simple and hopefully serves as an example for people trying to get blogging as #SQLNewBloggers. This is also a part of a basic series on git and how to use it. A local repo … Continue reading

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Shipping Database Changes–T-SQL Tuesday #90

This is a good T-SQL Tuesday topic from James Anderson: shipping database changes. It’s especially poignant for me since I talk and present often on this topic. Much of my work at Redgate involves helping people implement DevOps for Databases, … Continue reading

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The Secret Password

As I work with more server systems that help developers run Continuous Integration and automated releases, one of the things I see used often are variables. These are values you can set for a particular process and reference inside of … Continue reading

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GroupBy–Bringing DevOps to the Database

Today was my presentation in the April GroupBy conference lineup. I presented on DevOps and changing your database development to include more agile, DevOps, flexible development practices. If you want to get the deck, the slides are here: BringingDevOpstotheDatabase.pptx. The … Continue reading

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DevOps Basics– git Cloning Repos

Another post for me that is simple and hopefully serves as an example for people trying to get blogging as #SQLNewBloggers. This continues my series on git, because I think it’s good to know what the command line is and … Continue reading

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Agent Phases in VSTS Deployment

VSTS (Visual Studio Team Services) continues to grow and change over time. It seems every few months I see some new features and changes, which are good and bad. Good in that usually things improve. Bad in that I get … Continue reading

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Making VSTS Deployment Changes to Databases without Breaking Your Application

One of the things that I do a lot is demo changes to databases with CI/CD in a DevOps fashion. However, I also want to make some application changes to my sample app without breaking things. As a result, I’ve … Continue reading

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Does Speed Compromise Quality?

One of the parts of DevOps that is often hyped is the speed and frequency of releases. Starting with Flickr and their 10 deployments a day, to Etsy deploying 50 times a day, we’ve seen companies showcasing their deployment frequency. … Continue reading

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Upgrading VSTS Redgate Build Tasks

I’ve been putting it off, but in prepping for SQL Bits demos, I decided this was a good time to just upgrade my original build and release tasks on VSTS from v1 to v2 for the Redgate tasks. The first … Continue reading

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