TeamCity: Improve Build Times with Compressed Artifacts


cross-post from  Do you work with build chains and artifact dependencies? Do you wonder why it takes so much more build time when your artifacts get bigger and bigger? You probably have the same potential for improvement as I had in my current project. Read on to learn how you can get your builds faster and waste less time waiting for your builds to complete. A fast feedback loop is of major importance, especially in agile software development. The issue In the project I’m currently working on...

Continuous Integration with Sql Compact 4.0


In our project we are using Sql Compact 4.0 for testing the nhibernate mappings and our queries. In production environment we use Sql Server 2008 Express R2, therefore we thought that Sql Compact 4.0 is as close as it can get for a file database. Recently we moved our continuous integration system from cruisecontrol.net to jetbrain’s teamcity 6. The teamcity agent is installed on a Windows 2003 R2 x64 server. But our unit tests accessing sql compact 4.0 didn’t work on teamcity! Let’s look...

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