A few days ago I launched CARCS.
This web application allows you to compare the default visual studio code analysis rule sets against each other.
Code Analysis Rule Set Compare
The website runs on Windows Azure Websites.
I have used continuous deployment together with Team Foundation Service.
Great experience overall.
While most people want to get rid of the pdb files in release mode, I want to keep them.
They don’t impact the performance of the application. They offer very useful information when exceptions occur. Etc..
In Visual Studio 2012, the .pdb files where excluded when publishing web applications in release mode. The development of these web applications was started in Visual Studio 2010 and I never had this problem. Somehow something changed after the solutions/projects very opened in VS2012. Continue reading
If you don’t want to check-in packages into your source control system, you can enable package restore. This will automate the download of packages during build, if packages aren’t on the machine yet.
After enabling this for a solution I’m working on, I had no problem running this locally. I removed my original packages folder from disc, and the build succeeded because nuget.exe (reference in the build) was able to download the packages. However… this didn’t work on our tfs build server. Continue reading
Want to find a ChangeSet through a value you entered in Check-In Note? It’s not that hard, but it isn’t obvious to know where to look.