You can take a look at a recorded session of his talk From 0 to DevOps on Channel 9:
I like the part in the beginning of the video where he talks about his definition:
DevOps is the union of people, process, and products to enable continuous delivery of value to our end users.
Back in 2008/2009 I was using TFS at work. It is nice to see how far Microsoft has come since then.
Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) offers:
- Source control
- Build automation
- Continuous deployment
- Release management
You can sign up to VSTS for free and have unlimited private git repositories.
At work I have been using products from different vendors to do the same thing:
- Jira / Trello / Pivotal Tracker
- GitHub / Bitbucket / GitLab
- TeamCity / Jenkins
- Octopus Deploy
Let’s set up a DevOps pipeline with VSTS, Azure, Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery.
yo vsts project is no longer maintained. It has been superseded by yo Team, that handles both VSTS and TFS.
yo vsts is a Yeoman generator that creates a complete CI/CD pipeline in VSTS from the command line.
Automating the automation
To use it you need to have:
- Visual Studio Team Services account
- Azure Subscription
- Create Team Project
- Process template: Scrum
- Version control: Git
- Create Azure Service Endpoint
- Create CI build definition
- Create CD release definition
- Clone the Git repo
- Scaffold a ASP.NET Core project
- with unit tests
Now all you have to do is push when ready
On the VSTS site the Git repo is empty:
git push -u origin --all
The code is now available on the VSTS site:
The CI build definition:
The CD release definition:
We have releases for three environments on Azure:
After a build we get feedback with Test Results and Code Coverage:
Release to Dev is done automatically after a push, but releases to QA and Prod needs manual approval:
When releases to all environments are done:
Then Azure looks like this:
For all environment we have:
- Application Insights
- App Service plan
- App Service
I’m running all this in the Free Pricing Tier.
This whole blog post was just a reason to move the API from GitHub to Visual Studio Team Services and play with Continuous Delivery.
On VSTS the repos are private. So for you to view the code i mirrored the repo on GitHub:
git remote add github https://github.com/hlaueriksson/latest-api.git
git push -u github --all --force
Take a look at: https://github.com/hlaueriksson/latest-api