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  • Removing Binary Files from git using Roberto Tyley’s BFG Repo-Cleaner

    by Jonathan Allen on  Dec 13, 2014

    Source controls systems are not just black boxes that just work. If you don’t properly maintain your repositories, they will eventually become a major burden to the developers who are trying to use it. Tools can help with this, such as Roberto Tyley’s BFG Repo-Cleaner for Git. This tool is used to remove large binary files that were accidentally checked into a git branch.

  • The Definitive Guide to Database Version Control

    by Uri Margalit on  Dec 04, 2014 4

    In the brave new world of big data and BI, the only technology constant is change. When it comes to database change, agility through automation - the ability to do more with less more rapidly to accelerate delivery – is what differentiates highly competitive, world-class enterprises from the rest of the crowd.

  • The Long Journey Towards Database Lifecycle Management

    by Ben Rees on  Nov 23, 2014

    Application Lifecycle Management is a standard process, but there have been obstacles to using the same practice for databases. Ben Rees, General Manager for Database Continuous Delivery at Red Gate, explains why the road ahead is now clear for Database Lifecycle Management.

Git and GitHub LiveLesson Review and Q&A with the Author

Posted by Sergio De Simone on  Nov 14, 2014

Git and GitHub LiveLessons is a video course based on a live workshop given by Peter Bell. Here, we present the course content and finally ask a few questions to the course's author.

SQL Server Source Control and Deployment with Visual Studio

Posted by Jonathan Allen on  Nov 04, 2014

The holy grail of database development is the ability to treat database objects as if they were normal source code. While SQL Server Data Tools doesn’t quite that level, it gets very close.

"The Docker Book" Review and Author Q&A

Posted by João Miranda on  Oct 10, 2014

"The Docker Book", by James Turnbull, is a hands-on book for everyone who wants to learn about Docker. It will take you from first principles to scenarios that model the real world. 1

Introduction to Red Gate’s SQL Source Control

Posted by David Atkinson on  Oct 01, 2014

It’s unthinkable for modern application developers to work without source control, yet somehow, databases are often left out. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

Book Review: "Taste Test, 2nd edition" and Q& A with Matt Jaynes

Posted by João Miranda on  Jul 14, 2014

Taste Test, by Matt Jaynes, is a book that uses a simple scenario to compare Ansible, SaltStack, Chef and Puppet. InfoQ talked with Matt to know more about his thoughts on configuration management.

Virtual Panel: Configuration Management Tools in the Real World

Posted by João Miranda on  Jul 01, 2014

Configuration management tools are a hot topic on IT. InfoQ reached out to users of each of the major tools (Ansible, CFEngine, Chef, Puppet and SaltStack) to ask them about their experiences.

Preparing for Scale: InfoQ Virtual Roundtable with Cloud Practitioners

Posted by Richard Seroter on  Jun 29, 2014

How should organizations plan for a cloud environment and optimize it for efficiency at scale? InfoQ reached out to 3 leading cloud practitioners to uncover practical advice on this topic.

CFEngine's Decentralized Approach to Configuration Management

Posted by Mark Burgess & Diego Zamboni on  Jun 24, 2014

Mark Burgess and Diego Zamboni introduce CFEngine. They describe the challenges regarding web scale - scale, complexity and knowledge - and how CFEngine helps to tackle those challenges.

The Top Automation Tools for Public Cloud at Scale

Posted by Andi Mann on  Jun 21, 2014

As more organizations expand their use of public cloud services, from early-stage startups to the biggest businesses and governments in the world, the problems of cloud computing at scale will arise.

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