SQL Link started as the most simple solution to SQL version control: Dump scripts.
Quickly we recognized that SQL Server does not only lack support for that, but is missing many other kinds of useful abstractions.
So as a first step, we hope you want to put your database code under version control and have clean schema migrations. It's easy. Next, go to the advanced level and check what abstractions like packages and variants can do!
Our main support targets SQL Server, however step-by-step we also add support for other database systems.
Yes, we are running a long beta period before launching the first v1.0!
That's because we want your feedback!
Check our discussions:
Simple or mighty version control?
Any doubt version control for databases is needed?
Dump scripts for tables, views and stored procs.
Full support for dump scripts and install scripts.
Full support for dump scripts, install scripts, packages, code generation and variants
David is a web engineer ands says:
In the past the database was a special thing for us, despite the fact that in most projects we heavily rely on stored procedures. Thank's to SQL Link they are now fully versioned in Subversion. In the past our production databases started "their own life ". Since we use SQL Link they exactly match our release version and thus eliminated many deployment-related bugs we had in the past.
Larissa is a data warehouse developer and says:
We are building highly complex databases for business intelligence purposes. We have SQL base libraries (now SQL Link packages) and customer specific database schemas which are generated to a large degree. SQL Link is a great safety net for us and it made our database development more professional.
Peter is a project manager and says:
We are building an on-premise product. We decided to use SQL Link since we have many variants of our database (OEM versions and customer specific modifications). In the past we allocated a full developer maintaing our database schemas! Not needed anymore, thank's to SQL Link's built-in features. I love saving budget ;)
I’m Andreas Kleffel and I am the lead developer of SQL Link and the owner of BlueScreen.Technology.
Professional development is not heroic. It is based on (industry) best practices and solid tools. Many aspects in database development are hard today and need heroic effort. I think version control is a must have and should be simple and affordable. That's what SQL Link offers in the basic edition - version control for a very low price, compared to other available tooling such as Redgate. I couldn't resist building a tool that goes beyond version control, because databases lack so many things that are available in any modern programming language - but my core mission is just that. If your database is under version control, you have one problem less and my mission is accomplished!
Andreas Kleffel - BlueScreen.Technology
SQL Link launched the early adopters program for developers and especially bloggers that are skilled, curious or desperate about version control (and other best practices) in database development.
SQL Link is currently a stable "version 1.0" that implements best practices how WE think they should be. But we want to involve experts and explore how they (YOU!) think it should work.
Your expertise is important to us and we honor it. We offer an affiliate program (BlogLeads) with an attractive revenue share and payments for downloads.
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SQL Link is providing version history, schema migrations, packages and more to strengthen database development. We are focused on the SQL Server and .NET ecosystem.
Many development companies do not yet follow basic version control best practices for database development. Help educating them!
The commision depends on the amount of licenses purchases by the lead. Commissions are open-ended, more licenses mean more comission.
Currently, as we mainly give the software away for free as an early adopter license, we pay you 1 EUR per qualified download. Early adopters that later upgrade to a paid license will also be credited to you.
We are working hard to make the automated system available soon. In the meantime mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to join the program.