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Deliver Higher Quality Software with Automated Coded UI Testing

By All Posts, Application Development, Application Lifecycle Management, Testing, Videos, Visual Studio, Webinars

Are you ready to deliver higher quality software with Visual Studio automated coded UI testing? Then you have come to the right place. In this webinar video, we’re going to show you: How to increase the effectiveness, efficiency, and coverage of your software testing by using Microsoft’s automated coded UI testing tools. How to improve your overall software quality by using automated testing to increase the depth and scope of tests. Learn how to save…

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Choosing the Right Web Platform for Your Cloud Development

By All Posts, Application Development, Azure, Cloud, Enterprise Architecture

When do you use Azure Websites as your web platform for cloud development, and when do you use Cloud Services? These two platforms provide similar functionality in that you can deploy your ASP.NET or other IIS based web application projects to either of these platforms. There are some general guidelines as to choosing one over the other and some specific differences that may help you in making that decision. In this post, I discuss the…

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Get the Most from Your Azure MSDN Subscription

By All Posts, Application Development, Azure, Cloud, Visual Studio

Today I am going to go through some scripts I use every day to manage complex Azure hosted environments so that you can get the most from your Azure MSDN subscription. Windows Azure PowerShell I have written a number of posts using the Windows Azure PowerShell Module, and I even use it as an example when writing my own modules. If you do not have it installed on your machine, I highly recommend it. Windows…

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How to Finally INCREASE and IMPROVE Developer Productivity with Visual Studio and TFS 2013

By All Posts, Application Development, Application Lifecycle Management, Productivity, Team Foundation Server, Videos, Visual Studio, Webinars

Are you ready to discover how to finally increase and improve developer productivity with Microsoft Visual Studio and TFS (Team Foundation Server) 2013? In this webinar video, we’re going to show you: How we managed to increase developer productivity by over 300% in top fortune 500 companies. The most important BRAND NEW features in TFS 2013 that WILL change the way you develop code. When to use Git integration with TFS 2013. How to use…

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Enterprise Architecture – SOA with a Dash of PubSub

By All Posts, Application Development, Application Lifecycle Management, Enterprise Architecture

In the past few weeks, I’ve been helping a client come up with an Enterprise Architecture (EA), and I realized that I seem to have zero’d in on an enterprise architecture that I would probably use at most places. First off, what do I mean by Enterprise Architecture?  I know lots of people use this to mean different things. For this post, I’m using the term Enterprise Architecture to describe how the various applications and systems…

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Why Automated Builds Are Absolutely Essential

By All Posts, Application Development, Application Lifecycle Management, Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio

A couple of weeks ago I was doing a roadshow where I showed some demos of TFS 2012 and its capabilities. I did a 4 hour demo that shows an end-to-end scenario, showing capabilities such as requirements management and elicitation, work management, developer tools, quality tools, testing tools, automated builds, lab management and reporting all using TFS. I visited 9 different companies, and most of them asked, “Why should we do builds?” This is something…

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Monitoring Web Applications – Continuous IntelliTrace

By All Posts, Application Development, Application Lifecycle Management, Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio No Comments

If you have Visual Studio Ultimate and are not using IntelliTrace in production, you should be drawn and quartered. This is arguably the best feature of Visual Studio Ultimate, and in my opinion this feature alone justifies the pricing (never mind Web Performance and Load testing, Code Maps, Code Lens, UML diagrams and Layer diagrams). The standalone IntelliTrace collector is amazing, and will run anywhere. It’s especially useful for diagnosing problems in Web Applications running…

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Q & A: Getting Started with Visual Studio Coded UI Tests: Building Your First Automated Test

By All Posts, Application Development, Testing, Visual Studio

In our previous blog post video entitled “Getting Started with Visual Studio’s Coded UI Testing”, we had some really great questions posed.  Below are the responses to those questions and some of the resources that apply to each answer. 1) Are Third-Party controls supported? If you’re doing web-based controls the answer is generally yes, however in some cases it may be difficult.  For all third-party controls the level of support depends upon on the implementation…

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A Day in the Life: Developer Enhancements with Visual Studio 2012

By All Posts, Application Development, Application Lifecycle Management, Tutorials, Videos, Visual Studio, Webinars

The newest release of Visual Studio 2012 is rich with new tools that enhance standard developer activities.  In this session, we’ll review and demonstrate some of these new features, such as Unit Testing, Code Reviews, Code Clones, and other developer tools. View the recording from this webinar now. Ready to Enhance your Development Process with Visual Studio? If you’re ready to enhance your development processes with any version of Microsoft Visual Studio but not sure…

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