Category Archives: Visual Studio Team Services

Use your own build container image to create containerized apps

Say you want to use an Azure DevOps pipeline to build your containerized app. This scenario is of course supported and you would leverage all the built-in stuff (built-in container image, default container tasks, hosted build agent, etc.). You can even choose between the UI or YAML to configure the build pipeline. But what if you cannot work with the

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A Quality Gate Dashboard Widget for VSTS

In a previous post we figured out how we could work with SonarQube Quality Gates in a JavaScript build on VSTS. For regular VSTS builds (based on MSBuild that is) Sonar provides an excellent extension that enables several goodies including a “Publish Quality Gate Result” build task. Unfortunately this task requires MSBuild to function correctly and our usual client side/

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SonarQube Quality Gates and VSTS builds

SonarQube includes the concept of quality gates and these gates allow you to answer questions about the quality of the code being analyzed. They come as sets of Boolean conditions and can be based on the usual Sonar metrics including blocker issues, code coverage on new code, reliability rating, etc. Here are the default settings: More info here: https://blog.sonarsource.com/quality-gates-shall-your-projects-pass Based

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JavaScript Unit Tests with Visual Studio Team Services

TL;DR: JavaScript Unit Testing with VSTS using real browsers. We would like to run JavaScript unit tests; And we prefer a real browser for this, so no PhantomJS or equivalent; And run our tests from a Visual Studio Team Services build; VSTS hosted build agents don’t have Chrome or Firefox installed; So things break; We fix this by providing a

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