Archives: April 2017
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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 how to use it.
I’ve been testing the SQL Server on Linux for a long time. After the recent Microsoft Data Amp event, I saw the announcement for CTP-2. So I did what I’ve been doing for some time on my Ubuntu machine:
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install mssql-server
However, I got… Read more
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 confused and lost at times, and sometimes have to re-acquaint… Read more
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 built a few ideas that work well for both situations.… Read more
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 step was to go into the marketplace and find the… Read more
takes place in a few weeks and I’m excited. Austin is one of those cities I enjoy visiting, with a few friends, now a Redgate office, and some great good and drink. I’m hoping my wife will come along and we can enjoy a few days there.
However, I’ll… Read more
Once again I’m heading back to the Valley. I was accepted to speak at SQL Saturday #621 – Silicon Valley on April 22, 2017. This is one of the larger SQL Saturday events in the US and I enjoy visiting California, so I’m looking forward to the event.
I’ll be… Read more
I traveled to Cambridge recently for some meetings at Redgate Software and to attend SQL Bits. I arrived on Tuesday, worked a bit, and then came back to the office Wednesday for the SQL Clone launch (a success, by the way. Watch it. Now. Well, not now, but after this… Read more
I think SQL Clone is a useful, handy product. It’s what I’ve needed in a number of organizations, or it’s what would have saved us (literally), $100,000s of dollars by avoiding larger SANs with snapshot technology. At one company, we actually bought a second six-figure SAN when our customer… Read more
You can see me in May at VS Live in Austin, where I and many others will be talking DevOps. There are lots of sessions to choose from, including some all day pre-cons. If you work in multiple areas (data, development, ops), or want to get ideas about how… Read more
For most of the time I’ve been working for Redgate, we’ve had some sort of R&D group that tries out new ideas. Over the years we’ve done this in a few ways, evolving things over time. I had the chance recently to meet with The Foundry, which is formally… Read more
I was interviewed recently at DevOps.com talking about the database as a part of DevOps. As part of the interview, Alan Shimel asked me for a book recommendation. After that, I decided I should recommend a few books that I’ve read and think have helped me to understand DevOps.
Tl;Dr:… Read more