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In a previous post, I did a deep dive into Azure Pipeline variables. That post turned out to be longer than I anticipated, so I left off the topic of parameters until this post. Type: Any If we look at the YML schema for variables and parameters, we’ll see this definition: variables: { string: string } parameters: { string: any } Parameters are essentially the same as variables, with the following ...
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Microsoft have deprecated Load Testing in Visual Studio. Along with this, they have also deprecated the cloud load testing capability in Azure/Azure DevOps. On the official alternatives document, several alternative load testing tools and platforms are mentioned, including JMeter. What is not clear from this page is how exactly you’re supposed to integrate JMeter into your pipelines. I have a demo ...
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I am a big fan of Azure Pipelines. Yes it’s YAML, but once you get over that it’s a fantastic way to represent pipelines as code. It would be tough to achieve any sort of sophistication in your pipelines without variables. There are several types of variables, though this classification is partly mine and pipelines don’t distinguish between these types. However, I’ve found it useful to categorize ...
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I have been playing with the Azure DevOps OData service recently to start creating some reports. Most of my fiddling has been with the Work Item and Work Item Board Snaphot entities, but I recently read a great post focused more on Build metrics by my friend and fellow ALM MVP, Wouter de Kort. I just happened to be working with a customer that is migrating from Azure DevOps Server to Azure DevOps ...