Database Build and Release with Jenkins

Continuous integration: Our current workflow We currently use Jenkins (Hudson) as our CI build server.  All database development is done using Red Gate SQL Source Control and Subversion. SQL Source Control handles both the schema and the data changes. Our workflow is as follows: Changes are committed to Subversion using SQL Source Control. Jenkins polls […]

Windows SSD Alignment

White papers: http://www.netapp.com/us/media/tr-3747.pdf disk alignment best practices for SQL: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd758814.aspx Description: Why is disk Alignment needed ?  When the disks of a VM are not aligned, any reads or writes to the physical disk (chunk) on which the VM resides, have to be done more than once, which can cause as much as 40% overhead […]

Job Hopping Is the 'New Normal' for Millennials

The average worker today stays at each of his or her jobs for 4.4 years, according to the most recent available data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, but the expected tenure of the workforce’s youngest employees is about half that. Ninety-one percent of Millennials (born between 1977-1997) expect to stay in a job for […]

Google's 'right to be forgotten' requests begin after EU court rules that personal data must be deleted from search results | Mail Online

So I guess I need to be a European citizen in order to qualify to do this? Does anyone know how exactly I become a dual citizen? Dead serious. I would love to petition to have Usenet history cleaned up. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2629050/Google-receiving-right-forgotten-requests-EU-court-rules-personal-data-deleted-search-results-request.html

Database CI and automated deployment with Jenkins: a Step by Step Tutorial

Up until last week I hadn’t used Jenkins. However I got it working in less than an hour and documented the process. So here’s a step by step tutorial on how to do it yourself. The point is that CI reduces your feedback loop such that changes that may break the build are caught as […]