In my last post I showed how we can use Git, TeamCity and Octopus Deploy to include the commit id in an Octopus Deploy release, and therefore find out exactly what code is running in your system. In this post I want to show you can use the commit ids to do a diff between what you've already got...
Having a fully automated build and release process is, in my opinion, one of the best things you can do as a development team. We've spent the last 2 years moving to a fully automated build and release process and it has had an enormous impact on the way we develop and, more importantly, release software. Releasing has gone...
Database DevOps - SSDT and TeamCityUsing Visual Studio and SSDT you can immediately publish a fresh database or update an existing one by simply right clicking the database project and choosing 'Publish'. This will bring up a dialog that lets you edit the connection string to your database and set various options related to the publish.At this point you have a choice...
I have just spent the last few days trying to get a SQL Project to build, deploy, run unit tests and create a dacpac on our build server which uses TeamCity. It wasn't a simple process and I had to accept a few conditions that I wasn't overly keen on but the upshot is that it works now and...
TeamCity comes with MSBuild so that you can build your solutions directly by selecting a runner type of MSBuild in the Build Step. You can also choose the version of Visual Studio your developers use and since TeamCity 8.1, Build Tools for 2013 are supported too. However if you need to run MSTest for your unit tests TeamCity recommends you install the...