Sometime ago, we announced that the cloud-based load testing service in Visual Studio Team Services could be used to run Apache JMeter based load tests. We are happy to let you know that this feature is now publicly available and you can try it out using your Team Services account.
The Visual Studio Team Services plugin for IntelliJ and Android Studio now has support for pull requests!
This feature is part of a series of essential developer workflows our Java teams are planning to enable in IntelliJ (and IDEs based on it like Android Studio,
We are pleased to announce that SonarSource has officially released version 2.0 of the SonarQube Scanner for MSBuild and version 4.5 of the SonarQube C# Plugin. The release notes for the scanner and plugin list the bugs that were fixed, but the major change is that together these releases provide support for using third-party Roslyn analyzers with SonarQube.
We are rolling out a number of orchestration improvements in Release management service. These improvements are explained in the release notes here and here. One of the key features in this release is that you will be able to author more complex release definitions,
You can add the DebuggerNonUserCode attribute to your application as a handy way to tell the debugger that you don’t want to debug into specific sections of code. If you haven’t used this attribute previously, this blog post gives a summary of how you can use it as part of your debugging workflow.
Shortcuts have been in Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) and Team Foundation Server (TFS) for a long time, but not many keyboard shortcuts were available and it was not discoverable. Since a few deployments we have introduced more shortcuts using the MouseTrap open source library.
Note: a more recent documentation is available from Analyzing with SonarQube Extension for VSTS/TFS
In Visual Studio Team Services and Team Foundation Server you can cause a build to fail if the code does not meet the conditions imposed by a SonarQube quality gate.
One of the top questions we get from developers building extensions for Visual Studio Team Services is “Are people using my extension“? The Visual Studio Marketplace (launched in November and currently in preview) shows the number of Team Services accounts an extension is installed to,
If you have a project you’ve been working on, but haven’t yet had a chance to put it in source control, then spend a few minutes of your leap day this year and host it for free in Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS).
(Editors Note: One of the most popular series of blog posts on the ALM Blog was Terje’s posts on Unit Testing. So when he asked to republish his Norwegian post on the ALM blog the answer was of course an enthusiastic YES!.