A good day for a database administrator (DBA) is a lot like a good airline flight. A lot of excitement in either situation is bad. In a perfect world, a DBA will be productive and not spending most of their time “putting out fires.” (And fires are never a good idea on a flight!)
Establishing coding standards can help remove blockers to understanding code, improving quality and reducing maintenance. Faris Hilmi explains how having consistently formatted code plays a larger role in database development and how Redgate tools can best equip you for the task.
These are tough times for businesses in the EU. Is the UK going to be in or out? Quite simply, businesses are finding it difficult to plan anything when everything is up in the air, and no one can confirm what will happen next. All of which is making many businesses wary of making a decision to invest in their IT infrastructure. Enter DevOps.
For application developers it is unthinkable to work without version control. Yet, only 55% of database developers are version controlling their database changes? Mary Robbins provides six reasons why you should version control your database.
Phil Factor demonstrates the basics of how to automate database builds into a Linux SQL Server container running on Windows, and then backup the containerized database and restore it...