Newsflash: The DBA is NOT Infallible

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Standard practice for updating the production database is to have a human review the proposed change and implement it.  We have done it that way for a long time.  We trust the human, or better yet the expert database administrator, […]

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Database as Code: A Novel Concept

database as code
We talk a lot about treating the database as a first-class software citizen. We talk a lot about treating it like an enterprise’s most valuable asset. But, what about the concept introduced by Dan North on the third slide of […]

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Avoid “Integration Hell” Using Continuous Integration

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Hasan Sunasara relates three scenarios that many development teams can recognize in an article on how not to descend into Integration Hell (see article here): Required files don’t get committed. We’re all human – for whatever reason, sometimes a developer […]

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10 Benefits of DevOps for Enterprise IT

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Ran across a quick read from Michael Schmidt, of Automic’s DevOps practice, who discusses ten benefits of adopting DevOps in an article on DevOps.com. Better service quality Schmidt argues that the user perception of service quality and reliability depend on […]

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