Saturday 30 April 2016

Azure Roadshow 2016 - Continuous Delivery to Azure with VS Team Services

Great one day event on Azure at SLIDA (Sri Lanka Institute of Development Administration), on 29 April 2016.

My session - Continuous Delivery to Azure with VS Team Services

Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS, former VSO) empowers the software development teams. It as a DevOps ready Application Life-Cycle tool, will give you the ability to, track your requirements from inception to delivery to production. Build and Release Management services built in to, VS Team Services, enhance your software delivery process, with controlled, automated, delivery pipelines, an essential for DevOps. Let's explore VSTS features enabling software delivery to Azure.


Tuesday 19 April 2016

Bower with VS 2015–Resolve ECMDERR Failed to execute "git clone … exit code of #-532462766

Recently encountered error in getting bower packages with VS 2015 Update 1 (Enterprise), which is confirmed error on VS 2015 Update 2 Community as well, according to MSDN forum thread here.
PATH=.\node_modules\.bin;C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 14.0\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\External;%PATH%;C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 14.0\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\External\git
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 14.0\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\External\Bower.cmd" install --force-latest
bower jqueri-ui#*           not-cached*
bower jqueri-ui#*              resolve*
bower jqueri-ui#*             checkout 1.11.4
bower jqueri-ui#*              ECMDERR Failed to execute "git clone -b 1.11.4 --progress . --depth 1", exit code of #-532462766
It does not load the version number of the package properly in bower.json as well.01
It is same issue in corporate network and in no firewall, no proxy direct internet connection.
Search on the error and trying out so many suggestions, the most stable workaround is mentioned in this connect feedback (workaround link given stackoverflow answer).
Solution Step By Step
1. Download Git from
2. Install in your machine.03
3. Open Git Bashimage
4. Run below command with Git Bash
git config --global url."http://".insteadOf git://image
5. In Visual Studio right click on Dependencies – > Bower and click External toolsimage
or click Tools, Options in Visual Studio.image
6. Go to Project and Solutions –> External Web Tools in Options dialog.image
7. Uncheck “$(DevEnvDir)\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\External\git” and add a new folder path to your Git installed location bin folder.image
8. Close and open Visual Studio and you are good to go.
Now packages give version number in bower.jsonimage
Restore package completes smoothly.image
One caveat with the solution is having to install external Git in the machine, which will not be used for anything other than fixing this issue. MSFT should fix the problem with embedded Git shipped with VS to make this a seamless experience for the developers.

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