visual studio 2013 github integration


our Adobe build service for phonegap/cordova apps encourages us to have a public repository of the apps source.

See https://build.phonegap.com/people/sign_in

So, we create a JavaScript (not typescript) cordova app, using the latest Microsoft tools. We create the app with the add to source control option, of course. On the team manager

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we have to bind our local repository, now filled with code, to an empty github repository – which we make using obvious tools on the github website.

It’s at https://github.com/homepw/peteradobefirst

Note how temptations to use visual studio online etc., or team projects, must all be resisted. None of its needed. We simply have a local repository and wish to sync it – which we do back in the solution view as part of the commit (and sync) process.

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The visual studio integration with github is not as nice as that of adobe, since we have to sign in with credentials to the github service (on syncing).

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Quite what the clone to desktop feature of github does I don’t know – and lets not find out!

So, back on the adove site, we signin and provide our URI of the “repo” (sounding like a hipster).

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…which is admittedly very nicely done.

using the ready to build option, we see what may be a progress bar background (I think).

Do something shifty and fiddly, we somehow get

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So now what!

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