Empty Commit in Git: Great for Triggering CI

The other day I was working on some continuous integration with a Git repository and Azure DevOps. Wanting to test some changes I actually needed to commit something, but I didn’t want to add a space to some Markdown file or something. As it turns out, you can create empty commits in Git which will … Read more Empty Commit in Git: Great for Triggering CI

Test Xamarin.Forms bugfixes by downloading PR NuGet packages

As part of the Xamarin.Forms open-source nature the builds are also accessible for you to see. While the advantages are more than one, two really stand out. First, as a contributor, you can now see how your changes integrate with the rest of the code. Second, as a user, you can access the artifacts of … Read more Test Xamarin.Forms bugfixes by downloading PR NuGet packages

Public Projects in VSTS Preview: First Look

Public Projects in VSTS Preview- First Look

Since April of this year, VSTS has the ability to hold public projects. I have set one up in my account and will show you what it does and how to use it yourself in this post. What are public projects? When working with VSTS, you had to explicitly grant access to certain users who … Read more Public Projects in VSTS Preview: First Look

Continuous integration/continuous delivery for your Xamarin app with VSTS and HockeyApp – Part Android

VSTS loves HockeyApp and Android too!

In addition to my previous posts about this subject, I got some reactions that it was iOS only! And I can’t deny that. If you haven’t noticed by now, I’m an iOS guy and I’m proud of it! Nevertheless, one of the main advantages of Xamarin is that you can swing both ways (and even … Read more Continuous integration/continuous delivery for your Xamarin app with VSTS and HockeyApp – Part Android

Continuous integration/continuous delivery for your Xamarin app with VSTS and HockeyApp – Part 1

VSTS loves HockeyApp

Continuous delivery is the new agile This is a quote a saw on Twitter by Sander Hoogendoorn and it seems that he is kind of right. Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery (DI) are rapidly becoming more and more popular and together with that there are a lot of tools to support you with that, including … Read more Continuous integration/continuous delivery for your Xamarin app with VSTS and HockeyApp – Part 1