Yet another CI/CD post – Java, Apache spark, Cloudera, Azure and TFS

The Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) and Team Foundation Server (TFS) team is committed to the “Any language, any platform” principle and this article describes just one of the infinite and diverse CI/CD workloads you can setup on VSTS/TFS. In this article we’ll demonstrate how to pull together all the technologies and tools mentioned in…

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Office UI Fabric for VSTS Extensions – Converting Existing Extensions

This post is basically a continuation on the series of posts that took you through a journey of creating a VSTS React extension from scratch. If you missed that, you can find those posts here: Overview Getting Started Tools Configuration and bits Assembling the extension Now comes the hard part. You already have an extension…

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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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Azure Function – Provisioning and configuring our Azure Function infrastructure

In our earlier article, Azure Functions – Prepare for continuous delivery, we began our series of blog posts on using Azure Function with Visual Studio 2017. We continue the automation of the creation and update of our Azure infrastructure, also known as provisioning. It’s important that we can recreate and configure our infrastructure in a…

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Azure Functions – Prepare for continuous delivery

As part of our research of using Feature Flags with VSTS extensions, we exposed our secure VSTS token based solution, implemented with Azure Functions to: Generate a hash Key by server-side To call the REST API of LaunchDarkly We’re dogfooding our own research outcome! We’re implementing the Azure Functions, backed by a CI/CD pipeline. In…

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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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