DevOps, CI, CD, ALM… for databases

DevOps, continuous delivery, ALM. Pick your paradigm, the fundamentals are the same, and the database is often ignored. It is ignored despite the fact that it is often the component with the most scope for improvement. It's time we fixed that. The database should not be a bottleneck on delivering customer value.

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Three odd attitudes towards database unit testing that make me angry

Recently I’ve come across three attitudes towards unit testing database functions and stored procedures etc that I’ve found rather odd, confusing or downright infuriating. I thought I’d share the things people said and the attitudes they expressed, before explaining why they are stupid. Here goes…  “The QA team write the tests” You’re doing it wrong. Developers should write their own…

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Introducing DLM Consultants Part 5: DLM Bespoke Consultancy

This post is the final part of a series that introduces DLM Consultants and discusses each of the training and consulting packages that they offer: Introducing DLM Consultants Part 1: The Mission Introducing DLM Consultants Part 2: DLM Health Check Introducing DLM Consultants Part 3: DLM Workshops Introducing DLM Consultants Part 4: DLM Kick-starter Introducing DLM Consultants Part 5: DLM Bespoke Consultancy This…

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Introducing DLM Consultants Part 4: DLM Kick-starter

This post is the fourth part of a five part series that introduces DLM Consultants and discusses each of the training and consulting packages that they offer: Introducing DLM Consultants Part 1: The Mission Introducing DLM Consultants Part 2: DLM Health Check Introducing DLM Consultants Part 3: DLM Workshops Introducing DLM Consultants Part 4: DLM Kick-starter Introducing DLM Consultants Part 5: DLM Bespoke Consultancy…

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Introducing DLM Consultants Part 3: DLM Workshops

This post is the third part of a five part series that introduces DLM Consultants and discusses each of the training and consulting packages that they offer: Introducing DLM Consultants Part 1: The Mission Introducing DLM Consultants Part 2: DLM Health Check Introducing DLM Consultants Part 3: DLM Workshops Introducing DLM Consultants Part 4: DLM Kick-starter Introducing DLM Consultants Part 5: DLM Bespoke Consultancy…

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Introducing DLM Consultants Part 2: DLM Health Check

This post is the second part of a five part series that introduces DLM Consultants and discusses each of the training and consulting packages that they offer: Introducing DLM Consultants Part 1: The Mission Introducing DLM Consultants Part 2: DLM Health Check Introducing DLM Consultants Part 3: DLM Workshops Introducing DLM Consultants Part 4: DLM Kick-starter Introducing DLM Consultants Part 5: DLM Bespoke Consultancy…

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Database drift, cheese graters and Elton John

I sang another song. I’m not very good at singing. Or playing the piano. If I’m honest, you probably shouldn’t watch it. The song itself starts at 3 minutes and 10 seconds. Before that is a three minute lightning talk that provides some context. I apologise that the audio for the lightning talk is pretty poor – it’s fine for…

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I’m leaving Redgate

With a heavy heart, I just handed in my notice at Redgate. I’ll write another blog post in the next few days to explain my plans for what I’m doing next, but in the meantime, I just sent this email to all my colleagues: My dearest Redgate, We’ve been together so long. I feel like you are part of me.…