Author Archives: Maarten Balliauw

Continuous Delivery to IIS or Windows Azure Web Sites

Deploying ASP.NET applications can be done in a multitude of ways. Some build the application on a workstation and then xcopy it over to the target server. Some use a build server, download the artifacts, change the configuration files and … Continue reading

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User Interface Tips and Tricks

When working with software daily, every once in a while you discover some little hidden gems that make the experience more user-friendly and/or more fun. In this post we’ll explore some of the lesser-known features available in TeamCity UI that … Continue reading

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NuGet Package Restore with TeamCity

When working with NuGet we can make use of package restore. The concept is simple: instead of committing packages that we depend on to source control, we only commit the list of dependencies we need and download the assemblies during … Continue reading

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The Power of Meta-Runner – Custom runners with ease

TeamCity comes with a series of Runners out of the box which offer support for different functionalities such as MSBuild, Ant, Code Inspections, Gradle support, etc. In addition to these, there are a variety of runners that are supported via … Continue reading

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First-class PHP Continuous Integration using TeamCity

A while ago we blogged about using TeamCity to do Continuous Integration for PHP. TeamCity developers never seem to sleep: with TeamCity 8 a new feature called meta-runners was introduced. Meta runners allow us to reuse build steps by representing … Continue reading

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Explaining the Shared Resources plugin

This post describes one of the new features in the upcoming TeamCity 8.0 Using TeamCity, we can easily set up a build farm using a central TeamCity server and several connected build agents. By having multiple build agents, we can … Continue reading

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Load Testing with TeamCity and BlazeMeter

BlazeMeter is a cloud-based load testing platform for web applications, mobile applications and web services. It can be used to simulate heavy loads on a server and analyze performance under different load types. And since there’s a TeamCity plugin for … Continue reading

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TeamCity plugin for Visual Studio

When working with TeamCity and Visual Studio, we can do a lot of things right from within our IDE. We can trigger a remote run, fetch dotCover code coverage information from the server, view changes and builds from a tool … Continue reading

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Continuous Integration for PHP using TeamCity

TeamCity supports your Continuous Integration (CI) process in many technologies like Java and .NET. It’s not because we don’t provide other technologies out-of-the-box that you can not make use of them! In this post, we’ll put TeamCity to the test … Continue reading

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TeamCity Performance Monitor

When working with TeamCity, we get a lot of feedback on our continuous integration process. We can see when compilation started, which unit tests passed and which failed. But how much memory do we consume while compiling our software? What … Continue reading

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