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Shared vs Dedicated Development Models: Key Differences

Developing databases in a secure and efficient way is very important for each database developer in the team. To maintain and keep an eye on any changes made to the databases, resolve conflicts, and roll back to the earlier versions if needed, the good solution will be to use a version-controlling tool. It can also help developers to compare versions and identify what changes have been made and who is the author.

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Azure Data Studio vs SSMS: Who’s the Winner?

For 15 years, SSMS has held the title of the top SQL Server database tool. That’s no easy feat, especially in the software world, where things can change faster than you say “blueberry pie.” But then a contender emerged, developed and released by the same Microsoft folks in 2018. It was Azure Data Studio – obviously less mature, weaker in terms of database administration, yet very promising and eager to win its audience. And today, we’re going to put them face to face and find out who’s better.

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Continuous Delivery of Database Changes to SQL Server When Working Remotely

In the process of software product development that involves a database, one of the key points is the possibility of continuous delivery of changes from the development environment to the production environment.

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Working With Multiple Branches in Source Control

With the help of dbForge Source Control tool that comes as an add-in for Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio and is included in dbForge Studio for SQL Server, you can quickly connect databases you’re working on to your version control system of choice and easily switch between different branches.

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Version-controlling Static Data: Conflicts

Version-controlling static data is vital to maintaining a normalized database structure. The article presents a simple and comprehensive guide through the process of resolving static data conflicts with the help of the dbForge Source Control plugin.

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Store and Share Static Data in Updated Source Control!

We are pleased to announce the release of the new version of our MS SSMS add-in for easy tracking and deployment of changes, dbForge Source Control for SQL Server, v2.0.  The updated version allows version-controlling static data, includes support for the latest SQL Server and Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio, and more. (more…)

How to Build a Database from Source Control

There is no doubt that database developers can and should benefit from using source control systems. Regardless of the type of source control system, developers also must think over the development model. They must also consider how they wish to build and deploy databases from source control.

In this article, we will discuss several approaches of how to build databases form source control. (more…)