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iOS Continuous Deployment of Xamarin Apps

This Article will explain how to set up the iOS Continuous Deployment of a Xamarin application. It will describe the automated build process and deployment of a Xamarin Application and create and deploy a mobile and desktop package for deployment for iOS.

The general concept is described in the previous article Continuous Deployment of Xamarin Projects.

Step 1 – Acquiring a Mac for Building

There is a Pay-as-you-Go (or a dedicated Build Agent) plan from macincloud.com. Unfortunately, you can’t use the VSTS (Visual Studio Team Services) Build Agent plan offered because we need

Typescript in Bash on Ubuntu on Windows using Visual Studio Code

Typescript in Bash on Ubuntu on Windows using Visual Studio Code

Lately Typescript is a hot topic; something about it being strongly typed and better structured, among other things. An analogy I saw recently is that you can write Javascript “much in the same way as you could eat your dinner by having someone throw it at your face from across the room” – source.

Another popular topic at the moment is the ability to run Ubuntu user-mode on Windows 10 (still in preview at the time of writing). Now this is super cool – it means I can use native bash on Windows and keep my dev-ecosystem there… Continue reading

How to install a SharePoint 2013 app with PowerShell Script using Server SharePoint Object model

We want to install one SharePoint app automatically in a site. Where could be interesting doing that?

In several cases, for instance when you are provisioning your site by code and you need to have the app installed, available and ready for the user.

All the samples that I have seen so far were related do this action but with the Client SharePoint Object model. Which could be useful when you are dealing with SharePoint online (O365) but what about if your SharePoint is on premises.

Power Shell give us the option to perform these actions programmatically… Continue reading

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Windows Continuous Deployment of Xamarin Apps

This Article will explain how to set up the Windows Continuous Deployment of a Xamarin application. It will describe the automated build process and deployment of a Xamarin Application and create and deploy a mobile and desktop package for deployment to the Universal Windows Platform.

The general concept is described in the previous article Continuous Deployment of Xamarin Projects.

Step 1 – Set up Continuous Integration builds

As before, set up builds to run on every check-in.
Choose the ‘Universal Windows Platform’ build template… Continue reading

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Android Continuous Deployment of Xamarin Apps

This Article will explain how to set up Android Continuous Deployment using Xamarin. It describes the automated build process and deployment of a Xamarin application. Also it is explained how to create a package for deployment to the Android Platform.

The general concept is described in the previous article Continuous Deployment of Xamarin Projects.

Step 1 – Set up the ContinuouS Integration build

Creating a new Xamarin.Android build definition In Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS):

Continuous Deployment of Xamarin Applications for Android

It is the choice of… Continue reading

Continuous Deployment of Xamarin Projects

Continuous Deployment of Xamarin Projects

Xamarin Continuous Deployment for various platforms

Continuous Deployment

Continuous Deployment (or Delivery) is the concept that every changeset to the repository is not only compiled and tested, but also deployed out to a live website or server (Usually for internal testers and QA teams).

Introduction

Mobile application development is currently a key concern for many companies and organizations.

The process of building, testing and deploying new versions in an automated fashion is essential for a successful and high quality application, regardless if it targets mobile or desktop platforms.

With Microsoft’s acquisition of HockeyApp and… Continue reading

Containers on Strings – Puppetizing Docker

Docker is taking the IT world by storm, and if you haven’t been working in a cave without internet access you have likely heard about it. Or even better, you have already played around with it. At least for me, after getting a handle on it I was wondering why infrastructure management was ever done differently. Still coming from a pet store tutorial to a real world project showed some interesting challenges on the path.

“Commissioner, light up the Bat-Signal!”

One of our recent client projects featured an Angular client backed and served by an… Continue reading

Spreadsheet Validation in GMP environment (2 of 2)

1.Using Macros

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Figure 1: Flowchart of a customized program

We recommend to not use macros if not absolutely necessary. . If you need to use macros or program code to realize your custom solution each possible step of the program code must be tested. To visualize the program it is recommended to design a flowchart of the process. This flowchart should be document in the URS / FS. In the OQ / PQ test it must be verified that the program is following the process flowchart as described in… Continue reading

Spreadsheet Validation in the GMP environment (1 of 2)

 1 Scope

Spreadsheets are all around the professional business environment. Spreadsheet software which is more than just a giant calculator is completely integrated in our everyday business and used by most companies worldwide [1]. It can perform complex calculations, draw various kind of diagrams and it supports the usage of software code to run programs that have been self-developed. The biggest advantage of spreadsheets is that anything can be configured, customized and a huge library of formulas is included to make the development process even easier for anyone. The downside could be that using spreadsheets might lead… Continue reading