Microsoft Launches Azure Pipelines App For Slack

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DevOps got a bit more interesting! Microsoft has launched an Azure Pipelines app for Slack, while also reminding developers of the tweaks that it made to breakpoints in two of its developer tools.

Namely, the upcoming combo of Visual Studio 2019 and .NET Core 3.0.

Slack has become quite a focus for the Redmond based technology firm lately, even with the company prioritizing Teams, its own communication solution.

This new app will serve notifications for build events like completed builds, releases, and so on. Of course, it will be up to the user to set up and manage these subscriptions, and decide which channels will receive emissions.

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The company talked about this release in a short blog post:

“If you use Slack, you can use the Azure Pipelines app for Slack to easily monitor the events for your pipelines. Set up and manage subscriptions for completed builds, releases, pending approvals and more from the app and get notifications for these events in your Slack channels.”

Azure Pipelines is a cloud service that is designed to provide pipelines for Windows, Linux, and macOS, allowing users up to ten free parallel jobs for their open source projects.

Continuing on the focus for developers, Microsoft also let developers know that Data Breakpoints is one of the many new toys due to arrive in the two abovementioned platforms. Unfortunately for .NET Framework users, it looks like only .NET Core developers will be able to join the party.

But on the whole, this is a very useful tool that will save coders substantial amounts of time in tracking down potentially tricky bugs.

Data breakpoints come in real handy when trying to work out which selection of code is changing the value of a property. They get fired when the property of a specific object changes — a big, red spot on the value will indicate what code will break when it changes.

Nice developments for developers, these.

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