Feature Flags Performance Testing

As described in the article Phase the features of your application with feature flags, a Feature Flag is a way to turn features on or off in a solution. The Visual Studio ALM | DevOps Rangers now use a solution from LaunchDarkly for the VSTS and TFS portals. As part of the rollout of this…

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Office UI Fabric for VSTS Extensions – Extension Time

We continue from Office UI Fabric for VSTS Extensions – a few moving bits. Now that we have some code to compile, we need to package it so that we can upload an extension to VSTS. Upload First we need to make sure that the tfx-cli is installed globally: npm install tfx-cli -g. This is…

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Office UI Fabric for VSTS Extensions – a few moving bits

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. First things first,…

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Office UI Fabric for VSTS Extensions – Typescript tools

In the series of blog on how to leverage Office UI Fabric in VSTS Extensions , we continue on from Office UI Fabric for VSTS Extensions – Getting Started and start to delve into how to setup our development environment. TSLInt To start off with, Lint is a set of tools to provide static code…

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Office UI Fabric for VSTS Extensions – Getting Started

Continuing from Office UI Fabric for VSTS Extensions. I have spent way too much time trying to get things running the way that I want them to, based on concepts, intentions, and bootstrapping found on blogs and technical websites. To simplify, I’ve created this series of posts the highlights a “from scratch” way to setup…

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Office UI Fabric for VSTS Extensions

Office UI Fabric is the “official front-end framework for building experiences that fit seamlessly into Office and Office 365”. It is a set of UI styles and JavaScript based controls that are geared towards providing seamless visual and component level integration with modern Office applications. It consists of several “simple” components such as buttons, labels…

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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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How do I report an extension issue effectively?

We’re all installing and evaluating extensions from the marketplace and often run into an issue that could be a missing feature, misinterpreted feature, or worse, a bug. How do you get support? It depends on the extension. You can typically click on Support (1) under Resources, or create a new Issue (2) if it’s an…

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How Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) makes an enterprise agile

To run a business successful a company actually needs to master two things in particular: “Doing the right things” “Doing the things right” At least this is what management schools are using as one of the key principals for managing a business. Obviously VSTS enables teams to build solutions “right”. It provides first-class features for…

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Our journey of a continuous transformation to a DevOps culture

In 2015, the ALM Rangers moved from a traditional organization to self-organizing teams and embraced a DevOps culture. We started an article, or is it a journal, that captures the process we used, the results we observed, and how the Rangers reacted to the transition. You can find the latest version here. It should come…

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