Build Automation Part 4: Database and Report Deployments

Series Index Build Automation Part 1: Overview and Pre-build Tasks Build Automation Part 2: Building and Packaging Build Automation Part 3: App Deployment Script Build Automation Part 4: Database and Report Deployments Unlike deploying the application itself in its entirety each time, database and report items have required incremental deployments due to their nature and…

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Build Automation Part 3: App Deployment Script

Series Index Build Automation Part 1: Overview and Pre-build Tasks Build Automation Part 2: Building and Packaging Build Automation Part 3: App Deployment Script Build Automation Part 4: Database and Report Deployments Types of Deployment Scripts We currently have different deployment scripts that are run independently though there is a desire to chain them together…

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Build Automation Part 2: Building and Packaging

Series Index Build Automation Part 1: Overview and Pre-build Tasks Build Automation Part 2: Building and Packaging Build Automation Part 3: App Deployment Script Build Automation Part 4: Database and Report Deployments In the last post in this series I discussed an overview of some build and deployment automation goals and covered some pre-build activities….

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Build Automation Part 1: Overview and Pre-build Tasks

Series Index Build Automation Part 1: Overview and Pre-build Tasks Build Automation Part 2: Building and Packaging Build Automation Part 3: App Deployment Script Build Automation Part 4: Database and Report Deployments A recent major application release at work required various changes to our build and deployment process. Our continuous integration process was created probably…

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TFS Artifact Manager

The What TFS Artifact Manager is a tool intended for downloading application “artifacts”, such as database scripts and report files, from TFS. It pulls down these files from task source control changesets and attachments, organizes them, outputs task and change information, and helps combine and package database object changes. The tool’s primary value is doing…

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