A collection of concise how-i-did documents over my technological adventures.

VSTS minimal docker build agent

The default visual studio team service build agent image is too big. By removing some unused tools let's see if we can limit the size.

The official standard image with all the tools is 4Gb compressed and it is really too big for my tiny VPS server. The image includes a lot of tools that I don’t use so I will remove those tools and see ho much disk space I can save.

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VSTS personal build agent on Docker

Using a personal build agent running on docker to speed up compilation times

Visual Studio Team Services has a very good build agent: free and with high availability. The only problem is that it is a bit slow because every time you run a build it will start from scratch and download everything. A custom build agent will cache stuff and speed up build times a lot.

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