<Update: After some complains that it is difficult to cut paste code out of the blog, I have zipped and placed the source here><Update: Fixed so that you no longer need to copy the Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Build.Common.dll. Thanks to a Watson bug we got to this>
A lot of programmers have the disease of trying to code everything for themselves. Sometime back I had a bout of the same disease.
We wanted a tool which would notify the user when a Team Build is fired/completed. Having used bug-tracker tools before which polls bug databases and shows pop-up notifications I immediately got excited and wrote my own super-mutithreaded application called BuildTicker. It could do all the fancy things like track multiple Team Foundation Servers in different threads and show translucent pop-ups like Outlook 2003, had fancy owner-drawn UI. I even made the tool extendable so that I can plugin a bug-tracker for Team Foundation work-item tracking in future. All the while I kind of missed the point that all we need is a way to syndicate the information and rarely there is a way better than using existing technology and standards. JeffLu's source control RSS feed kind of got me to my senses. So here I am with a RSS feed for team build. This kind of retires the fancy BuildTicker I wrote before....
How to use
<removed: Use the link to the source zip above >
This feed reader does not have the DOS attack blocker as in Jeff's feed reader....