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Adding SQL Doc Documentation to your Project
In a recent blog post, we talked about using SQL Doc to stream line documenting your database. This tool makes it a lot easier to put the documentation close to the source so that it is more likely to stay current. Another problem with documentation like this though is its visibility. If you squirrel it away on a file server somewhere, it is easily forgotten. Again the key is to keep it closer to the source or at least where it will be the most relevant. So I decided to add the outputted documentation ......

Posted On Thursday, February 28, 2013 11:22 AM

Do You Use SQL Doc from Red Gate?
Do you have a database? Then you should be using SQL Doc! SQL Doc scans the data dictionary and associated metadata to produce the documentation for your database. You can output this documentation in several different formats depending on your needs: You can also explicitly pick and chose which components to include and save these selections in a project file to make it easy to refresh the documentation: Now for the kicker, you can easily ......

Posted On Friday, February 15, 2013 3:28 PM

Why you Should be Using SQL Prompt!
You have probably seen this ad floating around the Internet. Probably see it on this very blog. If you are already familiar with this wonderful tool, the ad makes perfect sense to you. SQL Prompt is to Management Studio as Reshaper is to Visual Studio. Actually, the difference is even stronger. SQL Prompt is like upgrading from Notepad to Visual Studio. I was first drawn to the tool for the “Format SQL” options. Nicely formatted code is easier to understand. Once I got started, I found many other ......

Posted On Friday, February 1, 2013 10:57 AM

50 Ways to Avoid, Find and Fix ASP.NET Performance Issues
Red Gate has published a new eBook  50 Ways to Avoid, Find and Fix ASP.NET Performance Issues.

You can download it for free.    They created their list by asking developers to contribute some of their favorite tips.

Check it out.    What is your favorite tip?  What do you think they missed? 

Posted On Wednesday, January 23, 2013 10:58 AM

Red Gate in the Community
Much has been said recently about Red Gate's community involvement and commitment to the DotNet community. Much of this has been unduly negative. Before you start throwing stones and spewing obscenities, consider some additional facts: Red Gate's software is actually very good. I have worked on many projects where Red Gate's software was instrumental in finishing successfully. Red Gate is VERY good to the community. I have spoken at many user groups and code camps where Red Gate has been a sponsor. ......

Posted On Friday, February 4, 2011 4:58 PM

On Reflector Pricing
I have heard a lot of outrage over Red Gate's decision to charge for Reflector. In the interest of full disclosure, I am a fan of Red Gate. I have worked with them on several usability tests. They also sponsor Simple Talk where I publish articles. They are a good company. I am also a BIG fan of Reflector. I have used it since Lutz originally released it. I have written my own add-ins. I have written code to host reflector and use its object model in my own code. Reflector is a beautiful tool. The ......

Posted On Wednesday, February 2, 2011 1:29 PM

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