Monthly Archives: August 2014



I’m taking a slight diversion from the usual theme of this blog. My wonderful friend, @uongy, to whom I bear no resentment, none at all, challenged my wife and I to do the ice bucket challenge. I would like to take a moment to thank my beautiful sister, to whom I have no bad feelings towards either, none at all, for…


DBAs: Relax! (Part 2) Automated Deployment does not mean what you think it means.

This post leads on from DBAs: Relax! (Part 1) where I discussed Continuous Integration (CI). In this post I’m going to discuss Automated Deployment, Continuous Delivery and Continuous Deployment and the very important, and often overlooked, differences between what these terms actually mean. Let’s re-vist the workshop where Tom and I were teaching about a dozen SQL Server professionals how…