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“Keep it simple, stupid!”– My year 12 & 13 English Lit. Teacher Recently I’ve been fascinated with something really cool. A couple of my colleagues at Redgate wrote a GitHook which allows you to easily switch branches using Redgate SQL Clone. You can see the hook here with full instructions – and I thought it […]
Using things weirdly – Part 3: Moving from State to Hybrid-ish Source Control with Microsoft SSDT and Redgate SQL Change Automation
“It works on MY machine”– Everyone Some time back I blogged “which database source control model works well for you” and it has come in SO handy when explaining the different models to people – but the one question I get asked not infrequently, is: “Is there any way that I can use Redgate SQL […]
“You never know what you can do until you try, and very few try unless they have to.”– C.S. Lewis Well I don’t have to, but many of the people I speak to on a daily basis are moving into GitLab, so it’s about time I tried it! You can find here testament to the […]
“Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives.”– William A. Foster I know what you’re thinking. “Chris. Your title looks like it was written to be a corporate whitepaper that I see ads for when […]
Delays are not DevOps, delaying DevOps is worse: Why we need better working practices now more than ever.
“The time is always right to do what is right.”– Martin Luther King Jr. Over the past few months, we have been on lock-down. The product of a devastating and deadly disease that has well and truly stamped it’s legacy on human history forever. But it is out of these times that we receive a […]
“It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.”– Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes Can you tell I’m loving Flyway at the moment? Well I am. It’s JUST SO GOOD! Honestly there are so many things you […]
Using things weirdly – Part 2: Static Data in the Hybrid Model (w/ Redgate SQL Source Control and Change Automation)
“Where’s your will to be weird?”– Jim Morrison I had some really positive feedback on my last “Using things weirdly” post, and truth be told, I love to use things weirdly. The number of times I’ve heard: “Oh, well, sure yeah I guess it works that way too…” is just too many to count. So […]
“If you truly have faith in your convictions, then your convictions should be able to stand criticism and testing.”– DaShanne Stokes Welcome fellow Test–Driven-Development enthusiasts… is what I would say if i actually ever did TDD and didn’t just, you know… write regular unit tests after the fact instead. I’m going to be honest, I […]
“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.”– Anatole France TL;DR: If you love to walk, jog or run – sign up to a fantastic cause here to support a shelter in need! The Full Story: This is going to be a reasonably short post, because I’m hoping if you’ve […]
“Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.”– Oprah Winfrey One of the things that comes up the most when I’m talking to people about database classification is multi language support. Often people are resigned to: Waiting on additional language support from their vendor of choice (defer) […]
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