MSWebDay – What I took away from it

Today, Feb 16th, I attended MSWebdevday ran by Microsoft in Glasgow which was an event covering all things web related from Microsoft, the speakers were @christosmatskas, @thebeebs and @martinkearn and was an all day event. The Schedule for the day covered various topics and it was great to learn so many new things and get … Continue reading MSWebDay – What I took away from it

Tips for Deploying your .Net project

Over the last 20 years I've seen many a deployment, some good, some bad and the ugly, life's too short for manual/long deployments. Here is what I recommend If you have manual steps in your deployments then stop it, now, no seriously, you can deploy with zero manual steps (clicking deploy doesn't count). What to … Continue reading Tips for Deploying your .Net project

Continuous Deployments for SQL Server – Part 3

In part 2, I covered how to compare the schemas of two databases, in part 3 I'll to cover how to compare the data held within these two databases, for that I am going to use SQL Data Compare. Again we will use the same two databases, imagine your comparing UAT to Production and wish … Continue reading Continuous Deployments for SQL Server – Part 3

Continuous Deployments for SQL Server – Part 2

If you're using SQL server at work and manually deploying changes to your database using manually crafted scripts then its time to stop, there is a better way to do this by automating it, remove the chance of human error, this will also ensure that before you deploy to production that your changes will work, … Continue reading Continuous Deployments for SQL Server – Part 2

Continuous Deployments for SQL Server – Part 1

Okay so your using a SQL Server database at work but you haven't yet put the database into Source Control, here are some reasons as to why you want to do this:- Source control your database Trust me your going to want to do this if you haven't already, it's a good practice, it may … Continue reading Continuous Deployments for SQL Server – Part 1