Top stories from the VSTS community – 2017.11.24
Here are top stories we found in our streams this week related to DevOps, VSTS, TFS and other interesting topics.
- Running Selenium Tests in Docker using VSTS Release Management – Colin Dembovsky
You can spin up a Selenium grid (or hub) container and then join as many node containers as you want to (the node container is where the tests will actually run).
- What I learned about Microsoft doing DevOps: Part 6 – Changing the story around security – Wouter de Kort
Security is hard. You only have to follow Troy Hunt to see how often companies get hacked and what damage is done. And damage is not only money but also reputation. Some teams still think they don’t have to worry about security.
- Roll-Up Board Widget extension supports feature flags – Mikael Krief
To validate our feature flag research, we implemented and deployed feature flags in our Roll-up Board widget extension.
- “the input device is not a TTY” error running docker on VSTS build agent – Ed Elliott
I have been playing around with including all my build dependencies in docker for windows lately and had a build that kept giving me this error in the build log: “the input device is not a TTY. If you are using mintty, try prefixing the command with ‘winpty'”
- Explanation of Visual Studio’s Warmup and Cooldown – Geoff Gray
These graphs show what test iterations are stored and reported in the results of a Visual Studio load test based on the load pattern and warmup used.
- Entry Criteria for Load Testing – Scott Summers
A question I get asked a lot is ‘What are the entry criteria for Load Testing?’ Before I go on, I’d like to clarify what I mean by Load Testing. Sometimes I see the term confused with/interchanged with/lumped in with Performance Testing.
- Office UI Fabric for VSTS Extensions – a few moving bits – Niel Zeeman
Moving on from Office UI Fabric for VSTS Extensions – Typescript tools, we can start adding a few “moving bits” and tasks to perform and automate various tasks. I’m going to use npm tasks, because it is just simpler that way. You could use something like gulp tasks etc. if you prefer.
- VSTS build failed test, but 0 test failed – Ricci Gian Maria
I had a strange situation where I have a build that suddenly starts signal failing tests, but actually zero test failed.
- Old but still very good, SlowCheetah with VSTS! – Matteo Emili
I was asked if there is a way of transforming configuration files at build time. Nothing else than the good, old and reliable SlowCheetah if you ask me
- Martin on cover of Linux Format – Martin Woodward
- 151 “Turkey Edition”
In this episode Greg, Josh and Paul talk Turkey, chat about Paul’s new gig at Microsoft, Connect(); news, “Buying” DevOps, how Microsoft Git’s and more…
- Database DevOps for .NET Developers with SSDT and SQL Server 2017 – Brian A. Randell
This was the reason I flew up to Seattle yesterday. Last talk of the day so I got to sign off Connect 2017 for Microsoft. Hopefully, I’ll get to do it again without the crazy travel.
- DevOps and VSTS Videos from Connect(); 2017 – Edward Thomson
We’ve just wrapped up the Microsoft Connect(); conference that took place last week in New York and online, with sessions streamed live from New York and Seattle. The Connect(); conference highlights developer tools like Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) and the rest of the Visual Studio family of products.
OutSystems VSTS Extension
The OutSystems VSTS Extension is an OutSystems Integration that allows any enterprise to create and maintain their DevOps cycle.
Display all variables
This build- and release-task will display all variables that are available during your Build or Release.
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