5 12, 2007

Branching Strategies

By | 2007-12-05T09:34:51+00:00 December 5th, 2007|Practices, Source Control Management, Visual Studio Team System|1 Comment

Any and all comments are welcome regarding this series of posts (okay, you can comment on other posts too). We woul appreciate any feedback pointing out alternatives to these strategies, whether they helped you or not and maybe your experiences dealing with branching strategies. This series of posts will cover all of the major patterns and how to [...]

24 11, 2007

DB Pro Terminology

By | 2007-11-24T11:48:40+00:00 November 24th, 2007|Visual Studio Team System|0 Comments

So, Brian Randall from MCW Technologies who is regarded as one of the most knowledgable DB Pro experts was reviewing the chapters I had added for the Database Professionals release of my book and discovered a mistake on my part! I noted that the "sandbox" database is the database in the local version of SQL [...]

14 11, 2007

Get Latest before Check-in policy

By | 2007-11-14T16:46:44+00:00 November 14th, 2007|Visual Studio Team System|0 Comments

One of the most common version control best practices that gets violated is the "Get Latest Before Check-In" practice. In a team environment, a developer should always do a Get Latest of the entire application he or she is working on PRIOR to checking in! They can then do a local build, run tests, etc, [...]

12 11, 2007

How can I listen to TFS Events (without building everything from scratch)?

By | 2007-11-12T16:17:10+00:00 November 12th, 2007|Visual Studio Team System|3 Comments

I'll be the first to admit, creating a TFS listener from scratch is a pain. The work isn't creative work, and you spend the majority of time creating plumbing. So, what can you do. There are two approaches I see right now (leave a comment if I've missed your favorite). 1. Use Howard van Rooijen's [...]

10 11, 2007

How can I register for TFS Events without using Bissubscribe.exe?

By | 2007-11-10T16:59:12+00:00 November 10th, 2007|Visual Studio Team System|0 Comments

Let's face it. BisSubscribe is a mess. It's a fine command line tool, but how on earth do you know what the proper values are for creating a Filter statement. You don't want ALL the build events, after all. Only those for Project X that have Failed. To express those filter items requires either experience [...]