Start learning Powershell

If you are not yet familiar with the Powershell I can honestly recommend you to start learning it. This is a great tool with almost unlimited capabilities.

By Mirek on (tags: Powershell, categories: tools)

TFS 2015 clone/import/export build definition between team projects

While exploring features of the new Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2015 I found that it is not possible to reuse a build definition created in one team project into another team project. Since this is a feature that I am going to use frequently, well, every time I start a new project, this is a must have functionality. In this post I will give you a complete solution I’ve came up with.

By Mirek on (tags: build definition, clone, tfs, VSO, categories: tools, infrastructure, code)

Visual Studio Online and Team Foundation Server 2015 REST APIs

If you’ve been following Microsoft announcements about Visual Studio Online over the last 12 months, you already know that you can easili integrate with VSO from any platform, technology, or device. Everything thanks to a new set of of JSON-based REST APIs. Those APIs enable a lightweight way to work with Team Foundation Server from virtually any device, platform, or technology…

By Dawid on (tags: api, hooks, online, REST, service, studio, tfs, visual, categories: tools, infrastructure, code)

Converting Razor views into Pdf

This post talks about how you can convert Razor views into PDF. There is couple of NuGet packages which we can use to achieve that. I will try to describe couple of them. iTextSharp This library allows us to create documents in Portable Document Format (PDF). Some of the features: - generate documents and reports based on either provided HTML or by manually adding PDF elements …

By Dawid on (tags: convert, generate, pdf, razor, categories: tools, code)

WiX based Installer– Boilerplate

WiX Toolset is a technology to create Windows installers for your software. It is open source and free for use, but as many of free things is not super user friendly. The creation of the installer is XML based. In this post I will try to present a kind of boilerplate template which you can use to quickly create most of the need installer.

By Mirek on (tags: Installer, WiX, categories: tools)