You might have already come across this acronym; ARA (Application Release Automation). As part of DevOps practices, this is not only the process of automating the actual installation of an application (landscape), but also involves moving the application through the deployment pipeline (e.g. dev > test > acc > prod).
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Today I was adding another (generic) Service Endpoint to Visual Studio Online in order to integrate one of our Team Projects with SonarQube. This Service Endpoint is the link that describes how the Build should connect to SonarQube. While creating it I got an error “User does not have required permissions for the service endpoint”
After using the old theme for some years I felt that it was outdated and looked like I have never updated it since I started this blog. That is why I put this new theme in place which makes my blog up-to-date again and more importantly: it has a clean look, so posts will be more readable!
Yesterday and today some big news was quite silently launched and published on the VS ALM blog which I’d like to share, because I think these kind of changes will make a huge difference in the daily life of software producing companies;
- Build vNext SonarQube tasks, to run SonarQube as part of a build: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudioalm/archive/2015/08/24/build-tasks-for-sonarqube-analysis.aspx
- Release Management vNext; the long awaited next version which provides a full-featured web-based client instead of the sluggish WPF client, all together with a complete new architecture; can’t wait! http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudioalm/archive/2015/08/26/release-management-vnext-plans.aspx
- Lab Management no longer as a separate part, not integrating with the new stuff, but features of Lab Management made available in TFS Build and Release Management: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudioalm/archive/2015/08/26/lab-management-evolution.aspx
- Proprietary package management inside TFS, e.g. to provide a way of component management: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudioalm/archive/2015/08/27/announcing-package-management-for-vso-tfs.aspx
- Upcoming new features in Agile project management (new Work Item form, custom fields and much more!): http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudioalm/archive/2015/08/27/agile-project-management-futures-august-2015.aspx
Love to see all of these features coming very soon!!