Dev/Test Scenarios in the DevOps World

Devs, want a deep dive into the dev/test portion of DevOps and application lifecycle management (ALM)? Explore modern tools for unit testing, functional UI testing, load testing, and more, see helpful demos on debugging Azure workloads using Visual Studio, and learn about the fundamentals of source control in TFS.

Join leading experts Bret Stateham, Cale Teeter, and Charles Sterling as they walk through the entire ALM cycle. See how to access the platform, explore how the tools fit together, and get the details on real-world practices you can use today to improve your dev process. Get the pros and cons of different tools, so you can pick what works best for you. If you've got questions about using current ALM tools in a real production environment, sign up now!

Course Outline:

  • Dev/Test with Visual Studio Online and Azure
  • Debugging Azure Workloads
  • Build/Release/Deploy
  • Load Testing Deep Dive
  • Monitoring with Application Insights
  • Testing with Visual Studio
Instructor Team
Bret Stateham | Microsoft Senior Technical Evangelist; Owner of Net Connex

Bret Stateham is a Microsoft Developer Evangelist focusing on the Azure family of products, services, and technologies, and he has worked with Microsoft technologies for more than 20 years. Bret spent a number of years on the admin side, managing servers, networks, and users, but he has been a developer all along, writing code for fun, utility, and profit.

For the past 10 years, Bret has been the owner of Net Connex, a Microsoft Partner that primarily provides training for SQL Server and .NET development. Although he’s been focused on training, Bret has always kept his hands in the code with numerous development contracts. He has also played an active role in the SoCal development community, helping to organize the SoCal and LA Code Camps, multiple SQL Saturday events, and presenting at user groups and various regional events. Follow Bret on his website.

Cale Teeter | Microsoft Consultant | @windozer

Cale Teeter is a Consultant in the Azure COE, based out of New York, and his capabilities include architecture and development of enterprise systems encompassing an array of Microsoft technologies. His specializations span application development of C#/C++ applications, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft SQL Server, and web-based applications. He brings more than 10 years of experience developing applications and web services for large enterprises.

Cale is currently an Azure SME in the US Communities and, most recently, took on an Azure Captain role. He was also a member of the Azure Champs and has contributed by reviewing IP, presenting at TechReady, and building utility libraries with other Azure community members. In addition, he has contributed by developing new IP in the form of libraries to extend features in Azure (custom blob syncing and encrypted settings for configuration). Most recently, he has been leading deployment planning sessions with several customers on migrations of applications to platform as a service (PaaS) and with application lifecycle management (ALM) and Visual Studio Online opportunities. He has proctored sessions on campus around PaaS development and, in his spare time, he co-hosts a podcast on Azure with two other Microsoft colleagues.

Charles Sterling | Microsoft Program Manager
Charles (Chuck) Sterling has more than 13 years of developer tools experience at Microsoft. He came to Microsoft from a career as a marine biologist working for the United States National Marine Fisheries doing marine mammal research on the Bering Sea. An MCSE and MCSD, he started out at Microsoft in developer support focusing on FOXPRO, Visual Basic, and the platform SDK and then worked as an engineer for the database teams on ActiveX Data Objects (ADO) and Open Database Connectivity (ODBC), and specializing in Microsoft SQL Server.

From there, Charles took a position with the Solutions Integration Escalation Team, which focused on assisting Microsoft customers with the integration of disparate software technologies into viable enterprise solutions. On this team Charles focused on Microsoft Message Queue (MSMQ) doing numerous talks at conferences, writing papers and teaching classes on the topic.

He was the product manager for the .NET Framework in Redmond and a Developer Evangelist for Microsoft Australia living on the Gold Coast and is now a Program Manager in the Visual Studio Team System Team.
Jeff Levinson | Microsoft DX Technology Solutions Professional

Jeff Levinson is a Technology Solutions Professional for Microsoft DX EPG PacWest and specializes in Microsoft ALM Solutions and Azure for development and testing. He is a former Enterprise Solutions Architect, and he worked as the ALM Practice Lead at Northwest Cadence. Jeff was a nine-year ALM MVP and is the author of four books on software development, testing, and Team Foundation Server.

Live Event Details
October 20, 2014
9:00am–5:00pm PDT
What: Fast-paced live virtual session
Cost: Free
Audience: Developers

Familiarity with ALM