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Azure Build Pipelines ProTip #1 – Customize git checkout

Azure Build Pipelines ProTip #1 – Customize git checkout

This is a quick post on how to get control over git checkout in Azure DevOps. In Azure DevOps (Microsoft ALM solution), Azure Build Pipelines are always defined from a git repository that can come from different type of hosting system (Azure Repo, GitHub, BitBucket, etc.). By default, an Azure Build Pipeline will always do a checkout of the code source. This is usually fine in most of cases but in some of them you may want to have control…

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Update a Library variable from a pipeline in Azure DevOps

Update a Library variable from a pipeline in Azure DevOps

If you’re using Azure DevOps for your automation, you may use Variable Groups to manage your configuration in a centralized and secure way. Reading a variable from a pipeline is easy but updating its value can quickly be messy and complicated… Hopefully, there are easy ways to update a variable value and they will be described in this post! Context First of all, let’s be clear on one thing: you cannot update the value of a variable with a simple…

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