Things I’ve done in Toronto

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Today I was looking some old things that I brought from canada the. I notice that there was several places that I’ve been and that it must be interesting for who is visiting Toronto.

I really recommend to go to hockey, basket and basebal. Specially if you can’t see these matches in your country. I could even find some cheap tickets :)

It is a must! You must go to Niagara Falls if you are in Toronto. It’s awesome, and usually there are some trips that are not so expensive. They usually stay for a while in a city called Niagara’s on the lake, very beautiful. Also we visited some wineries, and also we tasted some wine during the trip.

    

Canada’s wonderland is for who likes amusement parks! I went to the park 3 times in one month, so I won’t meet to say if I liked, right?   

Casa Loma, CN Tower, Zoo, ROM and Ontario Science Centre. I went in then paying separately but there is a city pass where you pay 40% less, but you need to buy it over Internet – http://www.citypass.com/toronto

Also I went to the beaches :)… This is the map that my host mother gave me.

You may also go to the islands, it’s cheap and you will have an awesome view from Toronto from the other side of the lake.

  

Release Management stuck on Pending status–BUG or Feature?

I got this situation here. Deployment step as pending forever! Even after the actions were concluded.

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I tried lot of things, what solved was to remove all items from Release Template and re add them.

That’s bad how it is, but for some reason Release Management gets lost sometimes with its components.
Here what was blocking me was the rollback component, once I removed the release started going until the end.

Hope it helps you, ‘cause I lost some time investigating that.

UPDATE: Final conclusion:
The Rollback Always was out of Sequence flow:
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Release Management allow us to add the Rollback Always out of the sequence object, and for some mistake it was like that here.

After adding Roolback Always in the Sequence it worked well.

Got the idea to remove some components from here.

Why I’m here!?

fabiostawinski:

One word: Proud

Publicado originalmente em Christine's life:

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First of all, who is writing this is my boyfriend. He forced me to create this blog to share my experiences in Canada.

As it’s my first time abroad, I will experience lot of awesome things. I can say that I can’t write well in English so hopefully I’ll improve it after some weeks in Toronto. Yes, I’m going for Toronto, for 3 months to learn English and to see how is to live in another country.

I want to post every day, at least a single picture and few words. Let’s see :)

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Unable to copy file "SOME FILE" to "SOME FILE". Access to the path ‘SOME FILE’ is denied.

Usually when you must receive some errors like this when you are building your project within TFS, it’s due the Multi-Proc parameter:

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When it’s true it may access the same file by two different processes or thread which will result in the ugly exception from the title.

Scaling out your TFS build services with more agents

Today I was asked about how we may scale out our build services. TFS allow us to have only one Build controller per collection, so we can’t create more than one controller to improve the availability, instead we may add more agents to the existing controller.

That’s what we want to have now:
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In your new server, install TFS and in TFS Administration Console, you must go to the Build Configuration tab and run the wizard for Build Service Configuration:
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When you reach the window above you can select the option Scale out build services and attach other agents to some existing controller.

[RM-Tools] xCopy Deployer x Custom xCopy Deployer?

Today I was using the built-in xCopy Deployer from Release Management, then I notice that everytime I was copying files, it was copying the whole folder structure.

It happens because the RM tool xCopy Deployer add by default the parameter /e, which creates the folder structure for you, even if you don’t need it.
To make it more flexible, I created a new xCopy tool, called xCopyPS, because it’s in Powershell Alegre

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For me it’s better to define what are the custom parameters for it, instead of having a common behavior and some extra folder left in my destination folder.

Also you may create it not using powershell, in that case the log file won’t be so nice Smiley piscando

Source code in ps1:

################################################################################## # Define input parameters. param ( [string]$SourceFileFolder = $(throw File or folder name must be provided.), [string]$DestinationFileFolder = $(throw File or folder name must be provided.), [string]$CustomParams = “” #“for example: /y/i/e/f” ) cls ################################################################################## # Output the logo. xCopy PowerShell RM tool xCopy using PowerShell and with possibility to use System Variables It may run all params accepted by the xCopy using the CustomParams Created by Fabio Stawinski.`n ################################################################################## # Output execution parameters. Executing with the following parameters: SourceFileFolder: $SourceFileFolder DestinationFileFolder: $DestinationFileFolder CustomParams: $CustomParams`n Command: xcopy $SourceFileFolder $DestinationFileFolder $CustomParams &xcopy $SourceFileFolder $DestinationFileFolder $CustomParams