Team Foundation Server 2013 Customization by Gordon Beeming

April 21, 2014
Team Foundation Server 2013 Customization

Team Foundation Server 2013 Customization

Ecco “Team Foundation Server 2013 Customization” il terzo libro su TFS, fresco fresco da PackPub, dopo i precedenti due (qui e qui), ed anche questo letto tutto d’un fiato. :)

(No, non sono un TFS Ranger ma si sta creando una buona abitudine … :) )

L’autore, Gordon Beeming, è un Microsoft ALM MVP e un ALM Ranger.

Gordon Beeming tratta diversi punti legati alla “customizzazione” (i puristi della lingua mi perdonino :) ) di TFS; i molti che si trovano ad affrontare queste tematiche, troveranno in questo libro una guida passo passo (completa di screenshot!) per soddisfare le loro esigenze.

L’autore ha dato un filo logico legando così argomenti, rendendo la lettura veramente semplice e scorrevole; gli esempi sono semplici, chiari ed efficaci.

Eccovi sinteticamente l’indice degli argomenti:

  • Personalizzare i Process Templates di TFS (i work item per intenderci)
  • Aumentare l’usabilità web (modificare il Team Web Access)
  • Sviluppare un custom control per il work item
  • Creare un plugin lato server
  • Creare un scheduled job
  • Personalizzare il Build Process

Per ogni argomento vengono proposte varie alternative, e mostrate le operazioni più comuni (utili!) che si debono effettuare (ad esempio: sviluppo-installazione-debug ).

Mi devo fermare qui … spero e di non rivelato troppo la trama e di aver attirato la vostra attenzione. :)

Buona lettura.

Technorati tags: TFS

waiting for a new TFS ebook: ‘Team Foundation Server 2013 Customization’ by Packpub

April 6, 2014

Flash news: new TFS ebook is on his way to my box , Packpub sent this new book “Team Foundation Server 2013 Customization” http://bit.ly/MX0yVb .

 
I will read it, obviously and share my feedback with you, so a review will be published soon here.

HEY TFS’s fans … stay tuned! :)

Technorati tags: TFS

Packt Publishing’s 2000th title: “Buy One, Get One Free” offer

March 23, 2014

Packt Publishing reached a remarkable result: 2000th titles!

And guess what? …  they are inviting you to join the party and have a special present for you.

Packt Publishing is running this offer: “Buy One, Get One Free on all of Packt’s 2000 ebooks”

This motto is self-explaining, ain’t it ?

So, just remember these rules:

  • Unlimited purchases during the offer period
  • Offer is automatically applied at checkout

or do they seems more benefits than rules ? ;)

Do you need to know more? Read here: http://bit.ly/1j26nPN

This offer will end soon, only few days to 26 Mar … so HURRY UP!!!

source: http://bit.ly/1j26nPN

Work item state diagram in TFS

July 21, 2013

It happened lot of times in the past years and of course it will happen again, for many of us…do you remember the correct workflow for every work item in TFS ?
Is it Done or Complete the next state? ;)

Here are url of some work items’ life cycle:

and here are all others work items in TFS Scrum
Scrum Process Template for Visual Studio ALM

source: Application Lifecycle Management with Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server

Better be ready next time ;)

Technorati tags: TFS,Scrum,State Diagram

CollectionViewSource: avoid useless refresh

April 23, 2013

Interacting with CollectionViewSource is an effective way to implement special behaviours our end users very eager of.
CollectionViewSource showes almost immediately its result, but when you move big quantity of data, it might update too often;
end users’ feedback might be something … inelegant (ie: why list is flashing ?)

A simple solution is DeferRefresh() method, postpone useless refresh and will show last one.
Sample code might be:

ICollectionView dataView = CollectionViewSource.GetDefaultView(listBox.ItemsSource);
using (dataView.DeferRefresh())
{
   dataView.SortDescriptions.Clear();
   SortDescription sd = new SortDescription(newField, ListSortDirection.Ascending);
   dataView.SortDescriptions.Add(sd);
}

source: CollectionView.DeferRefresh() : My new best friend

Technorati tags: WPF,CollectionView,CollectionViewSource
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