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DevOps: Continuous Deployment with Visual Studio Team Services and Docker

Learn how to use containers for continuous deployment with Visual Studio Team Services, VSTS and Docker with our example Angular 2 project in Github. Read More

RSUI App Puts Claims Data in Executives’ Pockets

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Web Performance Testing with Visual Studio Ultimate 2013

There may be times when you want to have different post data on a per-request basis. You could just clone the request and hardcode each one with a different data set, but besides taking up a lot of unnecessary time, the data change again it would be difficult to update it again. Fortunately, Visual Studio has the functionality to populate any values in the test. Read More

DevOps, Microservices, and the Internet of Things (IoT): Beyond the Hype

DevOps, Microservices, and the Internet of Things (IoT) are the hottest topics in technology today. DevOps is commonly defined as a practice that employs the collaboration and communication of both software developers and other IT professionals while automating the process of software delivery and infrastructure changes. But what does that mean for your business? In a recent webinar, I covered what I believe are very important ideas that relate to all three areas. Read More

SOLID Principles | Building a Visual Studio Console App

SOLID Principles: Part 1 The SOLID principles (Single Responsibility, Open-Closed, Liskov Substitution, Interface Segregation, and Dependency Inversion), are a set of core object-oriented design principles created by Robert C. Martin. The basic idea behind the inception of these principles is that developers who apply them will end up with code that is easier to extend […] Read More

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Test-Driven Development Tutorial using Visual Studio Unit Tests

Test-driven development (TDD) is a concept that I have started utilizing when writing code. If you are unfamiliar with this concept, TDD can simply be described as the practice of developing the tests before coding the actual logic. If you are new to this concept, it may seem backwards to write a test before having any code to run it against, but I have found that writing code this way can help eliminate many potential bugs in your code. In this blog post I will describe the basic process of developing code using TDD, and walk through an example of writing code using this strategy to demonstrate how you can use TDD to write code more effectively. (Note: Mocks, Fakes, Dependency Injection and Inversion of Control will not be discussed since the objective of this post is only to demonstrate the TDD process.) Read More

Performance Test Results of Validation Rule in Visual Studio 2013

Web Performance Testing with Visual Studio Ultimate 2013 Part 2

In part 2 of this series on Web Performance Testing with Visual Studio 2013, Kevin walks you through creating validation rules, extraction rules and coded web tests for your applications. Part 1 dealt with creating a WebTest using Microsoft Web Test Recorder, which is good for testing the overall process. If you want to setup benchmarking or confirm the application working correctly, then you will need to setup coded web tests, validation rules and extraction rules. Read More

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