As I get ready for the holiday celebrations, I wanted to get off one last blog post for the year. Nearly all of the significant events involving Dynamic Concepts Development have already been covered either in Blog posts here, or in News Releases, but there are a few lose ends.
Most Importantly, my newest grandson was born on November 22nd, 2014; and I am glad to report that Nixon Asher Smith is a healthy and happy baby. Parents Taylor and Clint are doing well, though still adapting to the baby’s sleep cycles. It has been great being able to be here for the first 5 weeks of his life, so many changes in such a short time.
Also, I am pleased to announce that significant work has been completed on an Open Source set of libraries that provide a set of API’s to the newest ReST interfaces for Microsoft TFS and VSO. These libraries isolate the developer from dealing with the specific messages and formats (thus providing an isolation buffer as these calls mature) and also provide a migration path for code that has been developed against the existing TFS Client Object Model.
While the project is still in a pre-alpha state, the source code is available on GitHub at https://github.com/DynConcepts/TfsVsoApi (currently at Release 0.0.8.0) with binary versions available on NiGet http://www.nuget.org/packages/DynCon.OSI.TfsVsoAPI (a little behind at Release 0.0.6). Feedback on this project is definitely welcome – please be sure to send an e-mail to me [email@example.com] if you would like to be added to the growing list of people who want to either contribute or at least be notified of updates!
For all readers, I wish a healthy and happy holiday season to you, and I am looking forward to 2015