Testing
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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 ...
teambuild
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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 ...
teambuild
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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 ...
docker
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I read a great blogpost recently by my friend and fellow MVP Jakob Ehn. In this post he outlines how he created a multi-stage Dockerfile to run .NET Core tests. I've always been on the fence about running tests during a container build - I usually run the tests outside and then build/publish the container proper only if the tests pass. However, this means I have to have the test frameworks on the ...