Run, monitor, and manage builds for TFS/VSTS from Visual Studio


In Visual Studio 2015:
You can run, monitor, and manage your builds from the Builds page

If you’re not already connected to the team project that you want to work in, then connect to the team project.
Choose Home icon Home, and then choose Builds Icon Builds (Keyboard: Ctrl + 0, B).

Source: Run, monitor, and manage builds

LiteDBViewer: a GUI for LiteDB

LiteDBViewer: LiteDB Viewer is a simple tool that let you open a LiteDB database file and shows its contents; think of it as a GUI for LiteDBShell

LiteDB is a small, fast and lightweight NoSQL embedded (filebased) database, great for prototyping for instance.

Source: falahati/LiteDBViewer: LiteDB Viewer is a simple tool that let you open a LiteDB database file and shows its contents; think of it as a GUI for LiteDBShell

Productivity Tips for Visual Studio 2017

I’ve written a few blog posts thus far regarding Visual Studio 2017, so I thought I would take some time to discuss the features that were introduced in this latest version that might help your productivity, or that you just may find useful.

You’ll notice that the title of this post mentions that they are “secret”. This is because all of these features are disabled by default, so you’ll need to enable them, either locally (per project) or globally, to take advantage.

Source: “Secret” Productivity Tips for Visual Studio 2017 – CodeProject

Coypu supports browser automation in .Net to help make tests readable, robust, fast to write and less tightly coupled to the UI

Based on Selenium WebDriver:
https://github.com/featurist/coypu/blob/master/README.md

A robust wrapper for browser automation tools on .Net, such as Selenium WebDriver that eases automating ajax-heavy websites and reduces coupling to the HTML, CSS & JS

 

C# .NET Convert object to dynamic

 

Force xUnit.net to run tests serially

Force to run tests in test projects serially; (for integration or ui type of tests)
Add this to the xunit test project app.config file:

docs:
https://xunit.github.io/docs/configuring-with-xml.html (.NET)
https://xunit.github.io/docs/configuring-with-json.html (.NET core)