Application Development

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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