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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.…

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I’ll be talking about ReadyRoll at DevOps Tech Day in London – a Microsoft event about DevOps

Save the date: Thursday 16th June 2016 Paddington, London Free Microsoft training event: DevOps Tech Day Last year Red Gate purchased ReadyRoll, a tool to help you manage your SQL Server source code and deployments. It seemed an odd choice at the time given that it was largely incompatible with Red Gate’s traditional stack for Database Lifecycle Management (DLM): SQL…

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Introducing FlySQL, a Flyway and Redgate hybrid that takes the pain out of database migrations

  Contents What is Flyway? What is FlySQL? What problem does FlySQL solve? How does FlySQL solve the problem? A worked example Deployment with Octopus Deploy Get Involved!   What is Flyway? Flyway is a popular open-source migrations-based project format for Database Lifecycle Management (DLM) built by Axel Fontaine (b|t). It’s a very simple tool that enables users to save…

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A Flyway step template for Octopus Deploy to migrate databases, with a drift check

tl;dr I’ve built a Flyway Migrate step template for Octopus Deploy. Allows you to easily migrate your Flyway project with Octopus Deploy. It also includes a drift check for the most popular database platforms using the Redgate comparison engines. It’s available on the Octopus Deploy library here: Flyway Migrate step template for Octopus Deploy For more detail about what it is, how…

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PowerShell function to create Redgate SQL Compare args from a SQL Server JDBC connection string

I’ve joined a dev team for “Down Tools” week at Redgate. (Think Google 20% time). It has generally been fantastic. OK – I did a bad… The first day went quite well: Loving day 1 of 3 as dev @redgate 1st commit 2 company GitHub Built a thing Gave to user Got feedback Thx @EdPiairo pic.twitter.com/pzGKuOpFe0 — Alex Yates (@_AlexYates_)…

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ALM, databases, TFS build vNext (2015) and Redgate: A tutorial for my SQL in the City demo

I’m in Seattle chilling out around PASS Summit, meeting old SQL friends and duelling with jetlag. A couple of days ago I did a talk with Brian Randell MVP (b|t) at SQL in the City. The talk featured a demo of a CI process for SQL Server using Team Foundation Build vNext (TFS 2015) and Redgate’s SQL CI tool (part…

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Continuous Delivery for Oracle Databases, with Atlassian Bamboo and the Redgate DLM Automation Suite for Oracle (part 2)

Welcome to part 2 in this short series. In this post I’ll explain how to extend the Oracle DB continuous integration process I set up in part 1 by adding a release management process that deploys changes to staging or production databases at the click of a button. Objective for part 2 At the click of a button, at a…

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Continuous Delivery for Oracle Databases, with Atlassian Bamboo and the Redgate DLM Automation Suite for Oracle (part 1)

Welcome to part 1 in this short series, where I explain how to set up a continuous integration process for Oracle databases. In part 2 I’ll set up a release management process that allows a user to deploy changes to staging and live databases at the click of a button. Objective for part 1 Whenever a developer commits a change…