teambuild
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Most development requires working against some kind of database. Some teams choose to use Object Relational Mappers (ORMs) like Entity Framework. I think that should be the preferred method of dealing with databases (especially code-first), but there are times when you just have to work with a database schema. Recently I had to demo ReadyRoll in VSTS. I have to be honest that I don’t like the ...
docker
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This week I finally got around to updating my VSTS extension (which bundle x-plat VersionAssembly and ReplaceTokens tasks) to use the new vsts-task-lib, which is used by the new DotNet Core vsts-agent. One of the bonuses of the new agent is that it can run in a DotNet Core Docker container! Since I am running Docker for Windows, I can now (relatively) easily spin up a test agent in a container to ...
DevOps
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Azure’s Service Fabric is breathtaking – the platform allows you to create truly “born in the cloud” apps that can really scale. The platform takes care of the plumbing for you so that you can concentrate on business value in your apps. If you’re looking to create cloud apps, then make sure you take some time to investigate Service Fabric. Publishing Service Fabric Apps Unfortunately, most of the ...
teambuild
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Remember when Visual Studio had a setup project template? And then it was removed? Then you moved to WiX and after learning it for 3 months and still being confused, you just moved to Web Apps? Well everyone complained about the missing setup project templates and MS finally added it back in as an extension. Which works great if you build out of Visual Studio – but what about automated builds? ...