on May 5, 2020
Lately I am hooked to WSL and have been using bash as my main terminal. It has auto complete, allows me to connect to my Raspberry PI and it just feels nice. However, I recently hit an issue where in I was not able to run any
npm commands in
zsh shell. Every time I ran any
npm command I received error saying
getaddrinfo EAI_AGAIN registry.npmjs.org. In this short post, I would like to show how I solved it.
on Apr 14, 2020
GitHub Actions allow you to build complex workflows to automate your build and deployment processes. Built on top of Azure Pipelines, Actions allow you to maintain your workflows along with your code. In this post, we will see how we can implement CICD flow for a sample Visual Studio Code extension to deploy it to Visual Studio Marketplace.Read more
on Apr 6, 2020
Recently I have been spending more time with GitHub Actions. If you don’t know already, GitHub actions allow you to orchestrate workflow (CI/CD) based on events like
pull-request etc. Not only you can use actions available in the GitHub Marketplace, you also build your own. I wanted to experiment, how easy it is to develop one. So I just did that and built an custom action.
on Jan 5, 2020
Do you develop Visual Studio Marketplace Extensions? Then you might already be aware of VSIX file types. VSIX file types are basically zip files with additional metadata to extend various Microsoft products like Visual Studio, VSCode and Azure DevOps. I wanted a way to quickly view contents of VSIX file without leaving the VSCOde editor. So I decided to write an extension for VSCode to quickly view the VSIX contents. This post highlights features of the extension and way I have setup CICD for automatic publishing to VSMarketplace.Read more
on Sep 8, 2019
I thought I should let you know that Packt Publishing, the company behind the publication of the Azure DevOps Server 2019 Cookbook, is running a juicy promotion this month… From 2nd September to 30th September all ebooks and videos on the Packt website are $10 a pop.
Boom! Every eBook & video for $10 across the site from the 2nd-30th September.
on Aug 3, 2019
Recently our development team decided to use C# 7.1 language features. However our builds on Azure DevOps started failing quickly. In this quick post we will see how to build your solution targeting the latest version of C# on Azure DevOps.Read more
on Jun 18, 2019
In order to release software often and consistently, it is essential that software dependencies are managed using a good package management solution. Managing dependencies, if not planned well, can over a period of time become extremely difficult to maintain - especially due to difficulty in managing versions, testing of the packages and nested dependencies. With the increased focus from organizations to break monolithic applications into micro-services, teams have started to break their hard dependencies into manageable packages (NuGet, npm and others.)Read more
on Jun 6, 2019
For one of our clients, we noticed their builds started failing at the checkout step. Looking at the logs the error was
error: cannot lock ref 'refs/remotes/origin/<branch>': there is a non-empty directory '.git/refs/remotes/origin/<branch>' blocking reference 'refs/remotes/origin/<branch>'
In this post we will see what was the root cause and how to fix it.Read more
on May 30, 2019
Pleased to announce that my second book on Azure DevOps has hit the stands, this time around co-authored with fellow MVP & good friend Utkarsh Shigihalli… Go get your copy to unlock and fully leverage all that Azure DevOps server 2019 has to offer… Whether you are getting started with DevOps or are already implementing it, this book will help you accelerate your journey to DevOps…Read more
on Apr 2, 2019
Branch policies in Azure DevOps repositories are a great way to enforce the team’s code quality. With right branch policies you can ensure all the developer commits meet the required conditions. However, as you add more repositories managing or revisiting these policies becomes a pain especially because you need to view repo by repo. In this post we will see how we can use Azure DevOps extension for Azure CLI to quickly view all the policies applied to the repo via command line and also see ways to create/update existing repos.Read more
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