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How to Set Up Version Control of Your SQL Server Database from Scratch

Version-controlling SQL Server databases in GitHub has never been easier with Devart solutions. You can commit and revert changes, view and resolve conflicts, track changes and link static data with convenience. And such tools as dbForge Source Control will help you easily and effectively manage your GitHub repository.

But now let’s go back and see where it all begins. Let’s see how to create a new repo on GitHub and then clone it to your local computer.

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Database Versioning with Examples

To properly manage the database development process, stay informed of the changes delivered by other developers, and avoid conflicts or missing data in the database, one needs database versioning. This allows you to reconstruct any version of the database, view the history of changes, and ensure smooth database delivery.

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Version Control System – Version Control with Git

The article deals with the basics of versioning SQL Server databases and goes into the basics of working with the Git version control system.

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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…)