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Christmas adventure in the ocean of .NET Software Development

This Christmas I made me a gift. Free time to study new technologies! A very difficult task when you’ve to deal with day by day activities.

Here’s as reminder a brief recap of what I’ve learned:

  • ServiceStack: superb WebService stack available on .NET and Mono. I was trying to use WCF Data Service on iOS and having some issues (performance and iOS 5 not supported in Obj-C client), then I found ServiceStack, Wow! Super easy to use, fully customizable, you get ...
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We won another Microsoft European Award in Copenaghen!

We won another Microsoft European Award in Copenaghen!

 

I’m back from Copenaghen where Microsoft Western Europe ALM Days event took place. Two great days with good sessions from a technical perspective and some good point


Sam Guckenheimer
opened event giving an overview on ALM vision, strategy and roadmap.s on business side. Julio Gayoso did a great job as every year in organizing the event and help to improve ALM ecosystems in Western Europe.
  • Then we got great overall view of the ALM Trends and Opportunity from Diego Lo Giudice of Forrester ...
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App.config transforms for Worker Role on Azure

Deploying Web Roles on Azure is really easy!

  • Create multiple solution configurations
  • Create web.config transforms
  • Create multiple cloud configuration for the cloud project
  • Create publish settings in order to use the correct combination of web.config transform + cloud configuration
  • Done

Wow, this is wonderful for developers! No more worries about multiple file, packages, deploying instructions or installation manuals for IT Pro.

What about Worker Role???

Here is the complete solution in 2 steps:

  1. Creation of transform for app.config
  2. Include of transformed app.config file in the Azure deploy package

Creation of transform ...

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A list of useful ASP.NET WebApi resources

All current projects we are working are based on with MVC 4 WebApi stack. It’s really powerful and easy to use.

Articles

Blogs

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How to assign a Work Item to a group in TFS 11

How to assign a Work Item to a group in TFS 11

During ALM can happen that a specific work item can’t be assigned directly to a single person. A typical sample can be a bug before triage. In cases such this the best is being able to use a group like “BugKillers”.

The procedure below enables you to assign work items to groups or to their users.

In order to enable this you have to:

  1. Install TFS 11 Beta Power Tools from: http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/27832337-62ae-4b54-9b00-98bb4fb7041a
  2. open work item type Bug in the specific project
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How to enable Code Coverage analysis during TFS 2010 build

How to enable Code Coverage analysis during TFS 2010 build

In order to show how to enable Code Coverage analysis during TFS 2010 build I will use Microsoft Virtual Machine from Brian Keller.

In TailSpin Toys sample project there is a manual build called Tailspin Toys – Iteration 2. This contains some sample Unit Tests that are executed, but without code coverage analysis.

In order to activate it:

  1. Open the solution in Iteration 2
  2. Change file testsettings with Test –> Edit Test Settings –> Trace and Test Impact
    1. Data And Diagnostics
    2. Select checkbox Code Coverage
    3. Press Configure
    4. Select all assemblies to be checked for Code Coverage
    5. OK –> Apply –> Close
  3. checkin the modified ...
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Create Project Portal and Reports for an existing Team Project on TFS 2010

Create Project Portal and Reports for an existing Team Project on TFS 2010

This operation in TFS 2008 required many manual operations, on TFS 2010 it has been simplified a lot. Now it’s enough installing TFS Power Tools (December 2011) and execute the following command:

  • to add a portal to an existing Team Project
    • tfpt addprojectportal /collection:http://tfsserver:8080/tfs/projectcollectionname /teamproject:”nome del team project” /processtemplate:”MSF for Agile Software Development v5.0”
  • to add reports to an existing Team Project
    • tfpt addprojectreports /collection:http://tfsserver:8080/tfs/projectcollectionname /teamproject:”nome del team project” /processtemplate:”MSF for Agile Software Development v5.0”

If you have done modifications to the Team Project which ...

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Sincronizzazione utenti Active Directory nei Work Item Type in TFS 11

Sincronizzazione utenti Active Directory nei Work Item Type in TFS 11

In TFS 2010 è stato introdotto un meccanismo di sincronizzazione automatica dei nomi utente tra Active Directory e TFS. Per utilizzarlo bisogna attivare la proprietà syncnamechanges sul tipo desiderato all’interno di una ProjectCollection. La stessa funzionalità è presente in TFS 11 e può essere sfruttata seguendo la procedura sotto:

  • per verificare lo stato di questo settaggio per un campo tipo Custom.ReviewedBy utilizzare la seguente sintassi:
    • witadmin listfields /collection:http://tfsserver:8080/tfs/DefaultCollection /n:Custom.ReviewedBy
  • per abilitare questo settaggio per un campo tipo Custom.ReviewedBy utilizzare la seguente sintassi:
  • witadmin changefield /collection:http://tfsserver:8080/tfs/DefaultCollection /n:Custom.ReviewedBy ...
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User synchronization between TFS 11 and Active Directory

User synchronization between TFS 11 and Active Directory

In TFS 2010 a new mechanism for automatic syncronization of users with AD had been introduced. In order to use it the property syncnamechanges must be enabled within a ProjectCollection. The same feature is still available in TFS 11 and following procedure can be used in the same way.

In order to verify status of this setting for a field like Custom.ReviewedBY the sintax to be used is the following:

witadmin listfields /collection:http://tfsserver:8080/tfs/DefaultCollection /n:Custom.ReviewedBy

in order to enable this setting for a type like Custom.ReviewedBy the ...

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Simple RESTful WebApi with Table Storage

Simple RESTful WebApi with Table Storage

Problem:

we needed a RESTful WebApi up and running as soon as possible in order to start clients development with a draft API, we have very limited time. Within today webapi first release must be available.

Solution:

let’s use MVC4 WebApi on Azure with Table Storage. In this way we’re able to have everything up and running in a very short amount of time.

What about learning and development time? In this case for Azure the best solution is going for http://wag.codeplex.com Part ...

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