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VSTS supports service hooks like Slack, AppVeyor, Bamboo and a host of other ALM tools. You can also create your own hooks using a simple WebHooks API. There's an example here. However, one thing that is missing from the sample is any kind of authentication. Why care? Well, simply put - without authentication, anyone could trigger events to your event sink. That may or may not be a big deal, but I ...
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If you've read my blog before, you'll probably know that I am huge fan of Docker and containers. When was the last time you installed software onto bare metal? Other than your laptop, chances are you haven't for a long time. Virtualization has transformed how we think about resources in the datacenter, greatly increasing the density and utilization of resources. The next evolution in density is ...
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I am a huge fan of Aurelia – and that was even when I was working with it in the beta days. I recently had to do some development to display d3 graphs, and needed a simple SPA app. Of course I decided to use Aurelia. During development, I was again blown away by how well thought out Aurelia is – and using some new (to me) tooling, the experience was super. In this post I’ll walk through the tools ...
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I have a build/release task pack in the marketplace. I’ve just added a new task that allows you to add tags to builds or releases in the pipeline, inspired by my friend and fellow MVP Rene van Osnabrugge’s excellent post. Here are a couple of use cases for this task: You want to trigger releases, but only for builds on a particular branch with a particular tag. This trigger only works if the ...