The rise of package managers like nuget and npm have made taking on external dependencies into your project easier. Because of this ease, it seems more developers are often adding external dependencies to their project without much thought on the complexity they may be adding. I suggest you can simplify your code by limiting external dependencies. Frameworks Some frameworks are going to be the foundation to parts of your application. ASP.NET MVC for example, could be the base framework for your UI. However, it should not be the foundation of your application. You should view it as the HTTP interface to your… Read More »Simplify Your Code
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Want to produce better code and more efficient development group? Start using Visual Studio Online check-in policies within your team project. Check-in Policies are rules you can define at a Visual Studio Online team project which are enforced when a developer attempts to check-in their source code. Note: You must be using Team Foundation Version Control (TFVC) with your project in order to use the check-in policies. Although VSO now supports Git as a version control system for your team project, check-in policies are not supported. One of the main reasons I started using check-in policies was to enforce associated… Read More »Visual Studio Online Check-In Policies
LeanKit and Visual Studio Online are both two great tools. Why not use them both? Here is a guide to integrate LeanKit and Visual Studio Online. Although Visual Studio Online (and Team Foundation Server) provide a task board to visualize work items and flow, I prefer to use the fully customized Kanban board by LeanKit. Thankfully, I found out that LeanKit has created an Integration Service, which is available on GitHub. My goal is to manage all work items within LeanKit, however I want to be able to associate Visual Studio Online Work Items to changesets (during checking) within Visual Studio. (LeanKit/VSO ChangeLog how-to coming soon!) Overall… Read More »Integrate LeanKit and Visual Studio Online