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comment Are custom component configuration variables not supported in the new release templates?
Yes, I believe so.
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answered Failed to configure Release Management
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answered Are custom component configuration variables not supported in the new release templates?
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comment How do I handle target machine independent actions in Release Management?
I don't use the vNext features right now -- just like you're considering, I use the "old style" release templates in conjunction with a deployer installed on a dedicated 'springboard' server to invoke DSC via PowerShell scripts I wrote myself. It's janky but it works well enough.
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awarded Notable Question
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comment Data Access Layer code in C#
One piece of feedback: Don't create a connection and leave it open. Create and dispose of your connections as soon as possible. Use a using block for this. Also, look up what a finalizer is. You may come from a C++ background and think of them like destructors, but they aren't the same thing and have different usage patterns.
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revised How do I handle target machine independent actions in Release Management?
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answered How do I handle target machine independent actions in Release Management?
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answered Using tfs automated build
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revised What if the catch statement code causes an error?
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comment Parallel loop returns a sum of floats
Keep in mind that for simple operations like computing a sum, the overhead involved with threading will almost certainly outweigh the benefits of parallel computation.
Oct
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comment Best practice for application monitoring
"My company is cheap" is another way of saying "My company doesn't realize that software takes time to write, and time is money". Anything you write yourself will almost certainly be less functional and cost more than licensing an appropriate tool.
Oct
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comment Best practice for application monitoring
There are tons of tools on the market to help you monitor the health of your running applications and infrastructure. Why reinvent the wheel?
Oct
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Programming a Database in SQL Server
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Console window just closes? c#
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comment Console window just closes? c#
Attach a debugger. Step through the code. This will show you when the application is terminating and why.
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comment Console window just closes? c#
There's a Console.Read at the end.
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comment Console window just closes? c#
@DavidHeffernan Presumably the Console.Read.
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revised Save all records of grid view in asp.net in a single hit with out looping all records
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comment Mixing extension methods, generics and lambda expressions
"I don't wish to use LINQ". Why? You're reinventing the wheel.
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