- Part 2: Setting up an IIS Base Image and Creating Containers to Run a Website (this post)
Creating an IIS Base Image for Containers
New-Container –Name ServerCoreIIS –ContainerImageName WindowsServerCore –SwitchName “DHCP”
In an older post on website performance using concatenating and minification I used the Ajax Minifier tool to do the work and used an MSBuild file to run that tool, now I use gulp which I find easier as it only needs a dependency on node and so can be separated out from the Visual Studio project itself and run outside the build cycle.
When run in a CI/CD environment, the gulp file is processed before an actual build takes place, this is so that the AssemblyInfo.cs file can be amended with the version information. The gulp file can be broken down into 3 main parts; the version, concatenation and minification and the assembly version writing.
It is real easy to include a gulp task to TeamCity by creating a Build step to your pipeline and choosing the Command Line as the runner type.
Then specify ‘Custom script’ from the drop down and enter your normal gulp command in the Custom script text area.