Developer === Tester

That's right. I said it. If you are a software developer, then you are also a software tester. If you care about the quality of the software you are developing then you should be spending a significant amount of your development effort ensuring and verifying that quality. The only way to do that is to … Continue reading Developer === Tester

Using MSBuild and Team City for Deployments (Part 4 of 4): Setting up a Web.Config Transformation without a Solution Configuration or Publish Profile

Setting up a Web.Config Transformation without a Solution Configuration or Publish Profile Based on our build and deployment strategy, we only need two different sets of compiler options (Solution Configurations): Debug and Release.   Having to create Solution Configurations or Publish Profiles just to allow for XML Web.Config transformations clutters our solution unnecessarily and could prove … Continue reading Using MSBuild and Team City for Deployments (Part 4 of 4): Setting up a Web.Config Transformation without a Solution Configuration or Publish Profile

Using MSBuild and Team City for Deployments (Part 3 of 4): Transform and Deployment

Transform and Deployment The first build configuration in our team city project built, tested, analyzed, and packaged our application for deployment.  It created a set of artifacts that we can use to deploy this version of our application to each of the target environments. Next we need to actually deploy our application.  This process requires … Continue reading Using MSBuild and Team City for Deployments (Part 3 of 4): Transform and Deployment

Using MSBuild and Team City for Deployments (Part 2 of 4): Continuous Integration Build and Verify

The first step uses MSBuild to do a complete rebuild of the application in release mode (separate pdb symbols and compiler optimizations enabled).  Next we run database migrations to prepare our test db environment for database integration testing.  Following that the unit tests are run with dynamic analysis by dotcover followed by static code analysis … Continue reading Using MSBuild and Team City for Deployments (Part 2 of 4): Continuous Integration Build and Verify

Using MSBuild and Team City for Deployments (Part 1 of 4): Introduction

Introduction We've been using Team City for a while now to deploy our ASP.NET based applications to our development, test, and production environments.  Up until recently we had been using a combination of MSBuild, MSDeploy, and various scripting languages for this process.  These scripting languages included cmd, powershell, and rake.  The scripts would use the … Continue reading Using MSBuild and Team City for Deployments (Part 1 of 4): Introduction