20 Years of Compare

  • Steve Jones - SSC Editor

    SSC Guru

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    Comments posted to this topic are about the item 20 Years of Compare

  • call.copse

    SSCoach

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    It's a great product and I can see it's got a lot of depth I haven't even explored. Good work!

  • Steve Jones - SSC Editor

    SSC Guru

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    I don't know everything in there, and I keep finding things when I talk with developers. It's been an amazing product and I'll pass along the thanks.

     

  • Eric M Russell

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    "..When we started SQLServerCentral, there were originally 7 of us. We all decided to "invest" $50 to get the site going. With this seed money, we paid for a VM that hosted both SQL Server and IIS. This was enough money to run the site for 6+ months, and we set about building an online educational community and trying to raise some revenue by selling advertising.."

    There have been plenty of venture capital investors who put $50 million into an enterprise only to see it evaporate soon afterward. But SQL Server Central is an amazing internet startup success story, and you've helped jump start careers for a lot of other people along the way.

    "Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Instead, seek what they sought." - Matsuo Basho

  • Rod at work

    SSC-Dedicated

    Points: 33129

    20 years! WOW! I have had an opportunity to play around with SQL Compare as a trial product, and did like it very much. As a developer I'm not one who can use it on a regular basis, at least according to my employer. But I'm sure our DBAs do and gain the benefits it provides. Happy birthday, to SQL Compare!

    Kindest Regards, Rod Connect with me on LinkedIn.

  • MVDBA

    SSC-Insane

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    I love SQL compare - but we need the SDK back...I used it in 1 company to compare our release code to 200 servers (casino memberships) to ensure all code had been deployed correctly

    sadly Redgate's sales team tell me it's not for sale anymore.. it's a tool I could really use (particularly when evil developers put something on live and don't check it in to source control)

    the user interface is way too slow at the minute as databases are getting bigger and bigger (more objects) and the comparison times get longer and longer.

    I've used SQL compare since maybe 2005, so I guess i'm a committed user. and I love the fact that we can compare a database to a backup file (only if you are using Redgate backup), but it does feel like there are more and more limitations every time Microsoft put out a release and Redgate have to keep up. 🙁

     

    MVDBA

  • Y.B.

    SSChampion

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    Congrats! Here's to another 20!


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