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Refreshing SQL Server Development workflows with Redgate SQL Provision

“If you quit on the process, you are quitting on the result.“– Idowu Koyenikan SQL Provision is really cool. But you knew that didn’t you? It’s obvious – we get teeny-tiny clones, based on an image with completely sanitized data we can use for just about anything in dev and test, and if we break […]

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 […]

5 (Noticeable) Business Benefits of Secure Database Provisioning

“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 […]

3 methods for seeding test data during CI builds with Flyway

“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 EDIT: Modified 23/12/2020 to include updates to Flyway in v7, method 4 below Can you tell I’m loving Flyway at the moment? Well […]


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