Where did january go?
I have been pretty busy over january and the first half of feburary and haven't had time to write any blogs, I did have an article on simple talk published:
A couple of exciting things did happen, firstly I was allowed back into the friends of redgate programme - I like the redgate guys and am pleased to be back! Secondly I have been accepted into the Microsoft ALM Ranger programme which means I can help deliver some tooling and documentation as part of a team instead of beavering away by myself. I am particularly pleased about the ALM Rangers as I have been thinking about who is actually interested in better development practices and automated deployments for SQL Server and whereas I did originally think it would be SQL developers, I feel that the majority of SQL devs and especially DBA's are more focused on other things than improving their working practices so this is hopefully a way to help more people write and deploy code for SQL Server and databases in general :)
If you haven't heard of the ALM Rangers before, here are the details:
Finally my thanks really does go out to Danny Crone (http://www.nfocussoftwaretesting.com/page.aspx/Danny-Crone) who agreed to nominate me.