sourcecontrol
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Since Microsoft acquired GitHub, and the anti-Microsoft folks had calmed down, there have been a number of interesting developments in the GitHub ecosystem. If you’ve ever read one of my blogs or attended any events that I’ve spoken at, you’ll know that I am a raving Azure DevOps fan. I do, however, also have several repos on GitHub. As a DevOpsologist (someone who is in a constant state of ...
sourcecontrol
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I remember when I first learned about Git circa 2012. I was skeptical - you can change history? What kind of source control system let you change history? However, it seemed to have huge momentum and so I started learning how to use it. Once you get over the initial learning curve - and there is one when you switch from centralized version control systems like Team Foundation Version Control ...
ReleaseManagement
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Before we start: Don’t ever do this. But if you really have to, then it can be done. There are actually legitimate cases for doing source control operations during a deployment. For example, you don’t have source control and you get “files” from a vendor that need to be deployed to servers. Or you have a vendor application that has “extensions” that are just some sort of script file that is ...
development
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Update 2013-08-30: The extension is now available for VS 2013. Branching is something that you should definitely be doing if you’re a modern developer. It doesn’t matter if you have branch-per-release or dev-main-live kind of branching – you need to be able to separate development streams. So let’s pick on the classic dev-main-live scenario. You create a solution in Visual Studio (in a MAIN ...