In one of our Hackathons, we had the idea to create an Alexa skill to work with Azure DevOps Boards. The idea is, that you stand in a daily standup before a none touch display and can move your items … Continue reading Alexa, open Azure DevOps
10 years ago, books were the most important medium for developers to learn new things, and to keep up with the innovation in the industry. This has changed completely. In our fast-paced industry, blog posts and social media are the … Continue reading 8 Books every developer should read
Finding the best git branching strategy for the teams in your organisation. Continue reading Git Branching Guidance for DevOps Teams
Most “Clean Code schools” treat it as a kind of personal mastery. You achieve certain skills and levels, learn patterns and practices. But how does Clean Code relate to technical debt in a modern, team oriented DevOps world? Development of … Continue reading Clean Code is a team sport!
Today I released a Visual Studio Team Service (VSTS) Plugin for FeatureSwitcher – an open source .NET project to help you with FeatureFlags. The FeatureSwitcher.VstsConfiguration allows you to store and manage FeatureFlags as WorkItems in VSTS. Getting started The package … Continue reading VSTS Plugin for FeatureSwitcher
If you want to do DevOps, there is no way around feature flags. But without a good strategy and the right framework you will generate a lot of technical debt. Here a few things you should consider when implementing a feature flag strategy. Continue reading There is no DevOps without feature flags!
Die ALM Days – der Community Event für DevOps und ALM im Microsoft Kontext – wird es in Zukunft in dieser Form nicht mehr geben. Stattdessen wird die Veranstaltung mit der Technical Summit zusammen gelegt. Die Technical Summit hat sich … Continue reading ALM Days meet Technical Summit
I prepared my mobile DevOps demo for our roadshow yesterday. I created an end to end scenario with Xamarin, Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS), the Xamarin test cloud and HockeyApp. I was pretty impressed that it only took me a … Continue reading 12 steps to get started with Mobile DevOps
Continuous Deployment of SharePoint Apps (a.k.a Add-Ins) is tricky. The app package is intended to be created for every environment because it must contain a client id and secret. There is also no simple way to automatically trust the app. … Continue reading How to deploy SharePoint Apps with VSTS Release Management
There is a new version (2.1 beta) of the Release Explorer for Visual Studio 2013 available. The release explorer is a visual studio extension that allows you to manage your Release Management items from within your Team Explorer in Visual Studio. It is still beta – but the new Version is a lot better than the previous. The current version now allows you to connect to the server using your credentials and you don’t have to save the password in plain text here. This was the biggest pain in the first version for me. In the context menu of a … Continue reading New Version of Release Explorer available