Why you need to tag your build servers in TFS
At SSW we use gated check-in for all of our projects. The benefits are based on the number of developers you have working on your project. Lets say you have […]
Guidance: How to layout you files for an Ideal Solution
Creating a solution and having it maintainable over time is an art and not a science. I like being pedantic and having a place for everything, no matter how small. […]
Upgrading from TFS 2010 RC to TFS 2010 RTM done
Today is the big day, with the Launch of Visual Studio 2010 already done in Asia, and rolling around the world towards us, we are getting ready for the RTM. […]
Who broke the build?
I recently sent round a list of broken builds at SSW and asked for them to be fixed or deleted if they are not being used. My colleague Peter came […]
Do you know the minimum builds to create on any branch?
When creating projects one of the only ways that you have of proving that it works and is a viable solution is to build it. This is easy when you […]
Finding the problem on a partially succeeded build on Team Foundation Build Services 2010
Now that I have the Build failing because of a genuine bug and not just because of a test framework failure, lets see if we can trace through to finding […]
Solution: Testing Web Services with MSTest on Team Foundation Build Services 2010
Guess what. About 20 minutes after I fixed the build, Allan broke it again! Update: 4th March 2010 – After having huge problems getting this working I read Billy Wang’s […]
Solution: Getting Silverlight to build on Team Foundation Build Services 2010
This is SSW’s first time using Team Build 2010 to automatically create a Silverlight application. In the past the guys have used Cruse Control, but we want to move to […]
Fail a build if tests fail
It took me longer than I thought it would to find this, but is you are using TFS2008 and you want builds to fail if any of the tests fail […]
MSBuild and Business Intelligence Packages, Ahhhhhh!
I have been trying to get a handle on doing an automated build of our Business Intelligence solutions and I am always running into problems around the (IMO badly build) […]