Author Archives: michele.ferracin

Deploy a new IIS Web Site with Azure DevOps Pipelines

I was experimenting with deploying a completely new Web Site to a machine with a brand new IIS installation to see what are the required parameter to do a basic deployment.I share here my findings. The best approach is to deploy with a deployment group job. This way can use the IIS tasks that Microsoft… Continue reading Deploy a new IIS Web Site with Azure DevOps Pipelines

GLV OnAir Febbraio 2019 – Video Link

Qualche settimana fa GLV ha trasmesso il suo episodio di GLV OnAir di febbraio 2019. La puntata è andata in onda col solito formato di 3 sessioni da 30 minuti ciascuna che elenco qui di seguito: GLV OnAir 2019-02- Terraform For Azure: the Good, the bad and the Ugly (Giulio Vian) GLV OnAir 2019-02- DevOps… Continue reading GLV OnAir Febbraio 2019 – Video Link

Visual Studio Debug – Tips And Tricks – Part 1

We use Visual Studio many hours a day but can we say that we know all the tips and tricks? Here I share a brief collection of 3 debugging tips that I collected. Step into specific This feature is helpful when we have a situation like below. We set a breakpoint in line 9 and… Continue reading Visual Studio Debug – Tips And Tricks – Part 1

ALM DOs & DON’Ts – Definition of done

We all have been in this kind of situation: someone in the team states that a feature is done but in reality there is that little thing to figure out and the coding is completed the day after. Why is that? Because every person has a different definition of done inside his mind. How can […]

How to release a hotfix with pull-request inside VSTS in 3 steps

We all know the situation: the customer finds a critical bug in the latest release and he wants us to release a new version of our application with a fix. How do we handle this situation without breaking our team policies? How to release a specific fix to avoid regression problems? First we need to […]

ALM DOs and DON’Ts – Unit test

A unit test is a runnable piece of code that verifies that another piece of code (called production code) does what it is supposed to do. A unit test has many characteristics and one of the most important is that a single unit test must verify one and only one thing. If a unit test specifies more […]

ALM DOs & DON’Ts – Database source control

The database is a critical part of our application. If we deploy version 2.0 of our application against version 1.0 of our database, what do we get? A broken application. And that’s why our database should always be under source control right next to our application code.

ALM DOs & DON’Ts – Database source control

The database is a critical part of our application. If we deploy version 2.0 of our application against version 1.0 of our database, what do we get? A broken application. And that’s why our database should always be under source control right next to our application code.

ALM DOs and DON’Ts – CI builds status

We all know the practice of continuos integration. One of the common pitfalls about CI is that the build status is not monitored and not treated as one of the top priorities for the team. A healty/green status of our CI process means that ore code is in a good shape for what our automated […]

Power is nothing without control

I’m blind! Is my software team going well? How can I know? With a dashboard you can and in a couple of minutes you can setup one with VSTS!