Why Reporting Sucks

I don’t know a single person who likes reporting. Seriously. I never met a person who said: I like reporting. I know a lot of people who demand data for reports from others. But even these people hate it when they have to do it themselves. Reporting comes in different colors and shapes. I think…

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DevOps for IoT ( Part 2) – Installing an app from within an app

In this blogpost I’m going into details for a specific part of the End-To-End implementation – how to install apps from within an app. In a previous post I described the allover scenario to set up a full CI/CD chain for an IoT application running on Windows 10 IoT Core, orchestrated by Visual Studio Team…

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DevOps for IoT (Part 1)

In this blogpost I show an end-to-end approach for DevOps methodology applied to an IoT application based on software available today. Why? Because you can! When you talk about DevOps typical scenarios referenced are mostly related to (web-) service development in the cloud or some kind of advanced web page. While there’s nothing wrong with…

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VSTS loves Github, Docker, Azure Container Service, Azure Container Registry and Linux.

In this blogpost I show one way how to set up full CI/CD for Docker containers which will finally run in Azure Container Service. In some of my recent posts I already talked about Azure Container Service (ACS) and how I set up an automated Deployment to ACS from VSTS. Now let’s take this to…

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Deploying to HockeyApp from VSTS

As already discussed in previous posts one of our customer wanted an fully automated end-to-end experience based on VSTS using a bunch of different 3rd party tools as shown in the picture below. Read the full story in the previous post. In this post I will cover the last missing step: Deployment of the Android…

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Integrating SonarQube with VSTS

I’m still working on the end-to-end scenario for a customer to integrate several 3rd party tools into VSTS. See my previous posts for details. This post shows how to set up a basic SonarQube integration. In a previous post I detailed out how I configured a SonarQube test server. Integration with SonarQube from VSTS is…

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Sending a message to HipChat from VSTS

I’m still working on the end-to-end scenario for a customer to integrate several 3rd party tools into VSTS. See my previous posts for details. This post shows how to send messages to HipChat from VSTS. To be able to send something to HipChat I want to use the REST API provided by HipChat. I found…

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Building an Android App online in VSTS with Cake and without Cake

In my previous post I showed how to integrate BitBucket with VSTS. This is based on a customer scenario. You can find the details in the previous post. The picture below shows the full end-to-end Story. In this blogpost I will focus on the build process. Requirements Here are the requirements of our customer: –…

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Integrating VSTS with Bitbucket

As mentioned in an earlier post one of our customer wants to integrate his Source Code Repository on Bitbucket into an end-to-end toolchain. The full end-to-end chain includes a lot of different 3rd party tools as you can see in the picture below. Read the full story in the previous post. In this post I…

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Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) is an integration platform

Visual Studio Team Services – formerly known as Visual Studio Online – is not just a cloud based version of Team Foundation Server and platform of Microsoft’s DevOps Story. It also is an integration platform. In fact, this is what you should expect from any kind of platform that claims to be part of a…

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