Running MSBuild.exe For VS2017

I recently paved and installed Windows 10 on my work laptop.  I decided to not install older versions of Visual Studio and only install VS2017.  In general, that has worked out really well but I have had one nagging issue. I routinely test my builds by running MSBuild.exe manually from the commandline.  This cuts down […]

Selenium ChromeDriver WebDriver Error with TFS

We had a team recently who couldn’t get there Selenium tests to run via a TFS test build.  We kept getting the following error: Test method IntegrationTests.Reports.ScheduleReportsTests.Validate_Report threw exception: OpenQA.Selenium.WebDriverException: The HTTP request to the remote WebDriver server for URL http://localhost:6452/session timed out after 60 seconds. —> System.Net.WebException: The operation has timed out TestCleanup method […]

kitchen verify fails to copy files

I hit an issue  last week when trying to run kitchen verify where I received the following error: >>>>>> ——Exception——- >>>>>> Class: Kitchen::ActionFailed >>>>>> Message: 1 actions failed. >>>>>>     Failed to complete #verify action: [Invalid argument @ dir_s_mkdir – C:/Users/rschi/AppData/Local/Temp/acme-win-webdefault-nano-sandbox-20170619-7672-1f5jk28/D:] on acme-win-webdefault-nano Notice the “/D:” at the end of the “dir_s_mkdir” argument value. Very weird!  […]

Deploying SQL Scripts with MSDeploy

I’ve posted previously about deploying SQL database schema changes with MSDeploy but glossed over deploying custom SQL scripts.  That post explained how to extend MSBuild for your deployments but its even easier now with the release of the MSDeployAllTheThings Nuget packages: Setup The basic steps to setup a SQL script deployment are as follows: 1 […]