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Troy Hunt

Software architect and Microsoft MVP, Troy has spent the last 15 years building web applications in the finance, media and healthcare industries. Based out of Sydney Australia, he now spends his days (and frequently nights), working as an architect for Pfizer Pharmaceuticals’ Emerging Markets. Troy’s software interests focus on enabling colleagues and partners to be productive in delivering high quality applications within proven frameworks. He regularly blogs about application security, improving the software development process and all things technology related at troyhunt.com.

On Remembering Secure Passwords

Troy Hunt believes that it is time that we stopped kidding ourselves that we are capable of remembering different secure passwords for all the sites we use. We can't use the same password in more than one site, and passwords must be fit for purpose. So what's the solution? Read more...

The 10 Commandments of Good Source Control Management

Simple-Talk generally doesn't re-publish anything from another site, but Troy's popular blog post on the Ten Commandments of Source Control was too good to miss. Here is Troy's updated version in the light of the readers' comments made when it was first published. Read more...

The unnecessary evil of the shared development database

One of the greatest pain-points in developing a database-driven application happens when the application is in source control,but the database isn't. When the development database is shared, the pain increases, and it is not alleviated by source control alone. Troy Hunt spells out why each database developer must have their own version of the database. Read more...

Continuous Integration for SQL Server Databases

When it comes to the subject of putting databases into source control, Troy Hunt is no shrinking violet. “Database source control is no longer negotiable”. In this article, published originally in his Blog, Troy explains how to do Continuous Integration from a database that is in a Version Control System (VCS). Read more...

Foolproof Atomic Versioning of Applications

Bad things tend to happen to developments where the scripts for the database layer are left out of source control. Now that we have the means to do it properly, there are many reasons to make the database an equal partner in the development process. Troy discusses some of those reasons. Read more...

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