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Developer Fundamentals with Git

ALMDG | 2 Days | Intermediate | Developers

TFS and VISTS offer many features to help make a developer more productive. Unfortunately developers that are self-taught or those that are moving to TFS/VSTS from version control only products often fail to gain the full benefit from this product.

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Team Foundation Server (TFS) and Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) offer many features to help make a developer more productive. Unfortunately developers that are self-taught or those that are moving to TFS/VSTS from version control only products often fail to gain the full benefit from this product.

This two day course has been designed for developers wanting to work efficiently with TFS or VSTS. It focuses on Git version control rather than Team Foundation Version Control (TFVC).

This course starts by getting developers familiar with the product suite before they create a new Team Project to organise their work. We then move onto Work Item Tracking which is where requirements, tasks, bugs and more are defined and tracked throughout the project.

The central part of the course provides a deep dive into Git version control topics which is central to a developer’s day to day work. This includes configuring a Git environment, day to day use of Git and branching in Git. We also look at Git Workflows and how to administer Git.

The course then examines unit testing and code quality features before moving onto the new build automation introduced in the 2015 product release. The final

Module of the course examines features designed to improve team collaboration such as Team Rooms and Code Review.

If you have more than 5 people to train it can be more cost effective to have Martin come onsite and deliver a private course just for you. You can request a private course to be delivered onsite at your offices.

Schedule of Developer Fundamentals with Git classes

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Learn more than you ever have before

At the completion of this course, attendees will be able to;
  • Create, configure and manage Team Projects
  • Use the Team Explorer to navigate project content
  • Manage work using Work Items including configuring links correctly
  • Use work items such as Task and Bug to provide traceability
  • Create and customise Work Item Queries to find and organise work
  • Setup and manage their own custom alerts (notifications)
  • Understand core version concepts and how they apply to TFS or VSO
  • Use the source control explorer
  • Configure source control folder structures
  • Use the version control system effectively including branching and workspaces
  • Use the MSSCCI provider to enable backward compatibility for maintaining legacy code
  • Work with unit tests and the Test Explorer window
  • Use Code Metrics and Static Code Analysis
  • Use the new Build system introduced in TFS 2015 and Visual Studio Online
  • Work with legacy XAML build definitions
  • Improve team collaboration using Team Rooms and Code Review

This course is for you if…

Development team members using Git for version control.

Before coming to the course

Attendees should have some familiarity with Visual Studio.

Assessment and certification

Why Martin Hinshelwood & naked Agility

Martin Hinshelwood is the Founder/CEO of naked Agility Limited and has been their Principal Consultant and Trainer on DevOps & Agility for four years. Martin is a Professional Scrum Trainer, Microsoft MVP: Visual Studio and Development Technologies, and has been Consulting, Coaching, and Training in DevOps & Agility with Visual Studio, Azure, Team Services, and Scrum since 2010 and has been delivering software since 2000.

Martin is available for private consulting and training worldwide and has many public classes across the globe. courses

For our ALM Training courses we try to maintain thme with the latest and last version of TFS & VSTS. We can discuss trainings on older versions as well as helping you upgrade prioior to training.

  • Team Foundation Server 2013 [depricated]
  • Team Foundation Server 2015 [depricated]
  • Team Foundation Server 2017 [new]
  • Visual Studio Team Services (Was Visual Studio Online)

Note: Remeber that there is is only a loose relationship between TFS and Visual Studio. You can use Visual Studio 2012 with TFS 2017.

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Module 1 – Introducing the Microsoft Visual Studio family
  • What’s new in Visual Studio
  • Overview of the Visual Studio family
  • Overview of product features
  • A lap around Visual Studio Team Services
  • Project workflow across the Visual Studio suite of products
Module 2 – Creating and configuring Team Projects
  • Understanding Team Projects & Team Project Collections
  • Selecting a Process Template
  • Creating Team Projects
  • Configuring permissions
  • Renaming or deleting Team Projects
Module 3 – Understanding and using Work Items
  • Overview of Work Items
  • Traceability between work items
  • Creating custom queries
  • Work item charting and pinning charts
  • Work item tagging
  • Configuring project alerts and notifications
Module 4 – Git Version Control Concepts
  • Centralised vs distributed version control
  • Git Internals
  • Git Stages
  • Git as a deployment tool
Module 5 – Configuring a Git environment
  • Selecting a Git client
  • Configuring user preferences and identity settings
  • Creating a repository
Module 6 – Using Git
  • The basic Git workflow
  • Local vs Remote Repository
  • Undoing work at each stage
  • Understanding .gitignore
  • Creating Tags
Module 7 – Branching with Git
  • Creating and merging Branches
  • Pull Requests
Module 8 – Git Workflows
  • The basic Git workflow
  • Centralized workflow
  • Feature branch workflow
  • Open source workflow
  • GitFlow workflow
Module 9 – Administering Git
  • Configuring permissions on repositories
  • Creating multiple repositories
  • Configuring push alerts
Module 10 – Unit testing and code quality tools
  • Unit Testing in Visual Studio
  • Visual Studio Test Explorer
  • Code Metrics
  • Static Code Analysis
Module 11 – Using Git in your automated builds
  • Understanding the new 2015 Build infrastructure
  • Creating new build definitions
  • Running tests as part of your build
  • Extending builds using scripts
  • Working with legacy XAML builds
Module 12 – Team collaboration
  • Enhanced communication using Team Rooms
  • Improving quality using Code Reviews

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