Playing with TeamCity on Azure

I spent the past two days playing with setting up TeamCity on Azure. This is just a poc more than anything else, but it’s always fun to do something new. I had to fiddle about with some things that didn’t work as expected, so here are some notes to remember what I did.

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Using AWS ECR as a Docker registry

In this post, I’ll modify the pipeline from the previous posts to use a Docker registry powered by AWS ECR (Amazon Elastic Container Registry).

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Removing the image-tag.txt artifact

In the post about versioned artifacts, I was using a custom text file named image-tag.txt to share the image tag between build configurations. The commit stage evaluates the image tag and produces the image-tag.txt artifact, which just contains the version e.g. 1.3.0.

After the post about the versioning script, the build number of the commit stage and the image tag where identical and they were following semantic versioning.

In a more recent post, I’ve configured a build chain in TeamCity, in which all build configurations share the build number of the Commit Stage. This means that all build configurations have the correct image tag information implicitly, as their build number. This makes the image-tag.txt artifact obsolete.

I have therefore removed the image-tag.txt artifact and I’m using the implicit configuration parameter %build.number% wherever I need it. The pull request is available here.