From TortoiseSVN to Visual Studio Team Services | Vítor Norton

Building Formula: A close look at the icon

Formula is a great product and is receiving a lot of great feedbacks and since the beginning of this year, I was planning to make a full redesign to it, for two reasons: 1) I can and I love to code 2) it’s growing fast and the sometimes it fails within the design. So, this […]

Meet Nomi-PC: My new machine

These last few weeks have been very intense for me and one of the things that happened in those last few weeks was the long awaited message from the Post Office: “Object left for delivery”. Ahhh that message delights. My computer was coming. So, I used my old notebook for a while, and it’s pretty […]

Hello WordPress, how are you?

If you follow me for more than one year you probably know that I’m a Windows developer and also, a aspnet developer. I start on the web business with aspnet (after the Blogger). So it was natural for me to write my own CMS (like WordPress) on aspnet. And that was what I made. You […]

Going beyond translating a website

So a client had made one little challenge to me, put his website in English, Portuguese and Spanish. Easy peace. For sure make this is pretty simple, and I had been doing that for a couple of year, websites with more than one language: I have some experience with that, so why did I doubt […]

Developer note: the difference of v2.1705.188 to v2.1705.189

Hey my people, Saturday I released one new version of Formula – Universal Code Editor, with incredible fixed for bugs that was annoying a lot of people, like saving files with only one line. And besides that, now it has a privacy policy, as I understand that this is a product that is growing up […]

Released Formula v2.1705.189 – see what’s new

I’m glad to announce that today, I’m releasing a new version of Formula, with amazing new fixes. And before that I had to say something, about Dark Mode: I’m receiving  a lot of great feedback about it, and I do love the dark mode (if you haven’t seem, I’m building one Edge extension to transform […]

From TortoiseSVN to Visual Studio Team Services

Ok, January was a busy month for me. I was planning to have vacation this past month, but I had to much work. Seeing people refactoring, unifying and rebranching their work makes me motivate to do the same and improve my way to work, and my sources. I reserved the month of January to do so. So all my apps is now in one Core source, my website is now in WordPress, and a lot of others changes that I made for creating more using less time and energy. And, for now, let’s talk about Visual Studio Team Services.

I started to use TortoiseSVN back in 2013, it did the job. VisualSVN was, and still is, an awesome pluging to Visual Studio. It worked for me. But I need more, more control about my team, my source and my work. And there isn’t doubts that VSTS is way much better then TortoiseSVN to do so.

For old projects I still use Tortoise SVN, but I don’t use VisualSVN (even after they sent a license for MVP, thank you so much for that! 🙂 ), only because generates conflict with VSTS.

I used folders structure to control versions of my apps (alpha, beta and delta [not proud]). I used OneNote to register tasks and bugs, and Project to see what I had to do. So: to much work. VSTS helps me in that. And now, I am in the same foot of the society. I can start new projects and add tasks or bugs faster and knowing that I am in the right foot.

Like I said, this past month was reserved for making a lot of changes. So I also organized my folder structure on my PC and Cloud. By the way, now, everything is in the cloud. It wasn’t a mess, but now it is really great to work knowing that everything is in the right place. I encourage you to do the same. Take a time for organizing files on your PC and if it is possible, put all of then in the cloud. I use OneDrive to do so.

Now I use VSTS in every source that I am currently working on. Still, have a lot to learn about this tool. And now I can see clearly that I have a lot of work.

Vítor Norton

I don't dream, I do a lot of things. I'm a Windows and web developer, I have the Windows Insider MVP award (previously the Microsoft MVP: Windows Experience). I have one company (B-WEB) and a startup (M!xer). I'm a writer, a coder, an artist, magician and a creator.