I am in the process of preparing all my projects that were on CodePlex to be moved to GitHub (Azure DevOps + GitHub actually), and I don’t know much (anything as long as potential clients aren’t reading this) about branches.
My project is called DataTier.Net. It was called RAD Studio Code Generation Toolkit on CodePlex, but the domain DataTier.Net recently became available so I bought it. DataTier.Net is 100% stored procedure driven alternative to Entity Framework.
Since I added about a bunch of new features for this release, I thought an interesting sample project to come with the program is an idea for Visual Studio Tool Window (like Solution Explorer) called VSNotes, a to do list program that might even pull in work items from the repo in a later version.
From my previous adventures into VS Package development, I learned you have to have strongly typed projects for anything COM related.
Now to my question, and this is why I can’t use Twitter as it takes me 2,000 characters to get to ‘Hello’.
What is the easiest way to handle this so that the projects in the Master are not strongly typed, but still keep one code base so I don’t have to maintain two branches?
Is this something an automated build should handle? (another buzz word I have heard of, but that is about all).
And last question if anyone has the time to read all this, and sorry if this is not the right place to ask this:
Is there a place on this site I can ask if any Git volunteer(s) wouldn’t mind adivising me on how to do some things while the projects* are currently in a private repo on Azure DevOps,
* currently the repo is one very large repo containing all of my open source projects, because the explanation given here about sub projects was far outside of my understanding and Git abilities.
I expect the 3 projects listed below will be very popular, and there are about 15 others that are sitting on my hard drive and might benefit someone.
DataTier.Net - Create 100% stored procedure driven data tiers.
DBCompare w/ Remote Compare
Compare two SQL Server database. Either from two connection strings, or export the database schema to XML and compare the schema against a connection string for comparing SQL databases on private VM’s.
Xml Made Simple. The Remote Compare features of DB Compare were made with XML Mirror.
Thanks. If this was a work project I could hire someone and bill the client, but from my previous experience open source doesn’t pay very well.
I like GitHub Azure / Azure DevOps so much better than CodePlex, as being able to view the code before you download it is so valuable, but CodePlex let me upload a zip file and it was easy as far as releasing something, but not updating.
I am trying to catch up to this century.