The Microsoft Visual Studio Setup Project is an old technology to create installer developed by Microsoft. It is out of support from nearly a decade and not present in Visual Studio anymore but when I visit customer sites I find legacy technologies and I need to deal with it on the short-term. A couple of … Continue reading How to fix 8000000A error when building VDPROJ
A faster CI process with parallelism in Azure DevOps.
I was experimenting with deploying a completely new Web Site to a machine with a brand new IIS installation to see what are the required parameter to do a basic deployment.I share here my findings. The best approach is to deploy with a deployment group job. This way can use the IIS tasks that Microsoft … Continue reading Deploy a new IIS Web Site with Azure DevOps Pipelines
Commands I'm doing quite a few exercies with Docker in the last fiew days. I start to notice that I need a toolkit of useful commands to cleanup all the containers or images that I move around. I record here, for future memory, a collection of useful PowerShell script. Bonus point: an AHK (AutoHotKey) script … Continue reading Docker PowerShell commands and AutoHotKey
We all know the situation: the customer finds a critical bug in the latest release and he wants us to release a new version of our application with a fix. How do we handle this situation without breaking our team policies? How to release a specific fix to avoid regression problems? First we need to … Continue reading How to release a hotfix with pull-request inside VSTS in 3 steps
I'm blind! Is my software team going well? How can I know? With a dashboard you can and in a couple of minutes you can setup one with VSTS!
The space on your hard drive is running low and you don't know what to do. What to clean? Is there an app that can clean my PC? The vast majority of Windows users rely on third party apps like CCleaner to do this job. Make yourself a favor: don't do this. Windows has a … Continue reading Clean your Windows 10 like a pro
In the previous post of this series dedicated to VSTS we talked about continuous integration. Now we'll talk about publishing our Web-App hosted on Azure with the release management tools provided by VSTS. With this kind of tools we can deploy the latest version of our web-app to Azure in complete automation removing manual procedures … Continue reading VSTS for beginners: release your web-app to Azure
In this blog post we're going to configure a build process in VSTS to enable continuous integration for our ASP.Net Core example web-app. Continuous integration is a powerful technique to prevent merge-hell and improve quality on the "left" stages of our software production process. In the fast-paced world of development we want to merge into … Continue reading VSTS for beginners: improve quality with continuous integration in 3 easy steps
A powerful method to keep or make a customer happy is to satisfy his needs quickly. In our typical very busy day we do a lot of things and this hurts our ability to concentrate and focus. This is true for us individually but this is also true as a team. Little's Law We can … Continue reading Improve leadtime and workflow with WIP limits on VSTS