TDS Classic 5.5: Take Sitecore Productivity to the Next Level
You Spoke, We Listened.
Team Development for Sitecore is now available! Containing over 70% of the new features stemming from user feedback, this is the version for you. From auto-sync of multiple projects to delta builds and deployments, this version will take productivity to the next level, Happy Sitecore'ing!
Just Some of the Features
Auto-sync allows users to sync multiple projects programmatically.
To improve workflow in solutions with a large number of TDS projects, in 5.5 the user is now able to use Sync Using History across multiple projects in a single Sync operation. This is activated by right-clicking on the solution and Choosing "Sync all TDS projects using History"
Reduce the app pool recycles while developing. When a content file in the Source Web Project changes, it will be automatically pushed to the correct location in the Sitecore Deploy folder without requiring a build. This is activated by an option in the TDSOptions page (Tools ->Options)
TDS now allows the user to add the TDS build components using a NuGet package. This allows for easily building TDS projects on cloud build servers. It's as simple as installing a new TDS NuGet package supplied in the .zip into a private NuGet pakcage source.
In a large project, it is difficult to manage multiple versions of the Code Gen files. This allows all projects to link back to a single version of the Code Gen file; use the Add Existing dialog to add a link just like any other file.
The Package Builder requires Sitecore assemblies to work correctly. NuGet manages the location of these files in the /package folder. The location of these assemblies can vary over the lifetime of a project, so the package builder will now look for a /package folder in the solution directory and then look for the required assemblies under that folder. Remove the Sitecore Assembly path from the Update Package Property page to get this to work.