Our journey to WhiteSource and OSS security, licensing and quality checking

This is the third, and final, article in the WhiteSource series for managing open source usage and security in your CI/CD pipeline. If you haven’t viewed the previous articles, I recommend you take a moment to review them now: Manage your open source usage and security in your pipeline Manage your open source usage and…

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Introducing the Visual Studio ALM Rangers – Geoff Gray

Who are you? I am a Senior Load and Performance Test Consultant with a degree in Computer and Electrical Engineering and more than 20 years’ experience at Microsoft helping companies in the IT industry improve their applications’ stability, maintainability and performance while also teaching them how to manage these environments moving forward. I have supported…

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Introducing the Visual Studio ALM Rangers – Ken Muse

Who are you? I am a cross-platform cloud architect, ALM and DevOps engineer, and recovering polyglot programmer with more than 20 years of experience developing code in C, Java, .NET, and PHP. I’m a member of the Microsoft Azure Advisors, IEEE, NESA, and ACM. As a consultant at Wintellect, I help companies of all sizes…

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VSTS Bot is now in Preview

I am happy to announce that starting from today I will be available as preview and the code is now available in the master branch: https://github.com/ALM-Rangers/VSTS-Bot Also I got my own website right here: https://team-services-bot.azurewebsites.net/. Thanks to the ALM | DevOps  Ranger community, I can now help you with Listing the build definitions and queue…

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Azure Functions – Integrating monitoring with Application Insights

In this last part of the series of blog posts on using Azure Function, we will introduce how we monitor our Azure Function thanks to Application Insights. Basic monitoring It’s possible to integrate Application Insights to your Azure Functions in a very basic way (see Azure Functions integration with Application Insights for details): Without adding…

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Empowering the community with our OSS projects

If you’re following our continuous transformation to Agile practices and DevOps, you’ll realize that we have come a long way with self-organizing and self-managing teams. See our stories for details. We’re ready to take the next step! We’re handing over our github.com/ALM-Rangers organisation and repositories to our community of ALM | DevOps Ranger contributors. What…

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Azure Functions – CI / CD DevOps Pipeline

In earlier parts of our Function Azure blog post series, we outlined the implementation of different artifacts of our research project on communication between the VSTS and LaunchDarkly with the Azure Function extensions. In this one we will present how we have implemented continuous integration and deployment of our Azure Functions in Azure using Visual…

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Roll-up your backlog board on your dashboards

We’re pleased to announce the latest version of the Roll-up Board Widget, created by Mikael Krief, which allows you to display aggregated views of your backlog boards on your dashboards. What’s New? Based on telemetry observations and your feedback, we’ve evolved the extension a bit. Do not display hidden backlog level The dropdown list does…

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Azure Function – Integration tests automation

In this third post on the Azure Function blog post series, we discuss topic that is often forgotten or set aside – integration testing: “Integration testing (sometimes called integration and testing, abbreviated I&T) is the phase in software testing in which individual software modules are combined and tested as a group” Wikipedia On the first…

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Our September champion is Jeffrey Opdam, for his passion for the VSTS–Bot

We are pleased to introduce Jeffrey Opdam in our series of posts to recognise the champs of the Ranger community. He’s been nominated for his passion, commitment, and tenaciousness with the Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) Bot. Here are a few questions we asked Jeffrey: What do you have for breakfast, which fuels your passion…

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