Author Archives: erictummers

About erictummers

My work as a recruited developer changes almost every month. I like challenges and sharing the solutions with others. On my blog I’ll mostly post about my work, but expect an occasional home project, productivity tip and tooling review.

Cannot upload task attachment file

We run Pester tests during our tfs release. The output is published as test results and saved to the log files. To save the output.xml to the log file we use task.uploadfile from azure pipeline tasks. This task failed because … Continue reading

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Mojave update without issues

My macbook downloaded the Mojave update and presented the question: to update or not to update? TLDR: no issues on my MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015) except for Little Snitch 3 which is incompatible and I had to upgrade … Continue reading

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TFS tips #4 – Visual Studio Pricing

💡 This post is part of my TFS tips where I write about how we make the most of TFS (on premise) We have a Visual Studio Enterprise subscription for all our developers. Microsoft has created an overview of everything … Continue reading

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TFS tips #3 – Multiple release pipelines queue

💡 This post is part of my TFS tips where I write about how we make the most of TFS (on premise) We have multiple applications being released to the same server. For every application we have a CI/CD release … Continue reading

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Log levels explained

I’m always struggling with the method/level to use when logging from my application. In his Modern Structured Logging With Serilog and Seq pluralsight course Jason Roberts explains it this way: Level Explain Example Verbose how technical “calculated hash {hash} for … Continue reading

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I’m Eric Tummers, Software Architect at Statistics Netherlands, and this is how I work

My jobs description says Software Architect. I’m guiding my team through the technical hurdles and do some programming/testing/analysing myself. We follow the scrum guide and are working towards continuous integration and deployment. We do this in small steps. Every sprint … Continue reading

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TFS tips #2 – CodedUI with testagent

💡 This post is part of my TFS tips where I write about how we make the most of TFS (on premise) During release in our CI/CD we want some codedUI tests to run. In TFS we have the “Visual … Continue reading

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