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Application Lifecycle Management with Azure DevOps

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  • Azure DevOps: The big picture
  • Features
  • Architecture
  • The Extensions Marketplace

Project Management with Azure Boards

Azure Boards is the collaboration hub for everyone on the development team, including project managers, testers, architects, developers and end-users.

  • Development Processes
  • Team Projects
  • Process Templates
  • Configuring your team project and iterations

Create a Project Backlog

The project backlog contains all the features that users have requested. This does not mean we will immediately add this feature, for this we have backlog planning where we try to identity the features we want to build next.

    Iterative Development The project backlog User Story work item Work item templates Tags Queries Velocity and Forecasting
  • Powerpoint storyboarding

Planning a sprint

Once we have decided which features we will build next, we will identity the various tasks that need to be completed to built that feature. We will look at balancing product, schedule and cost.

  • Sprint Planning
  • Identifying user stores for the next sprint
  • Capacity planning
  • Defining tasks to complete a user story
  • Adjust work to fit team capacity
  • Sharing a sprint with stakeholders

Running the sprint

Ready? Set? Go! During the sprint the whole team build the next features. Communication here is essential, so we will look at the daily standup meeting and how VSTS can help. We will also look at reporting in VSTS.

  • Running a sprint
  • The daily standup meeting
  • Burndown chart
  • Team dashboards and charts

Storing Developer Assets in Azure Repos

Sources are probably the most important part in any software project and we need a way to keep track of all sources and all changes. Azure Repos gives you the choice between TFVS and Git for storing your source history, branching, merging and everything else required.

  • Version Control concepts in Visual Studio Team Services
  • Adding files to Version Control
  • Single Checkout and Multiple Checkout
  • Branching and Merging to work on multiple versions
  • Visualizing branches and changeset merges
  • Shelving for all kinds of scenarios
  • Controlling the quality of code through Check-In-Policies
  • Source Control integration for project management and reporting
  • Distributed Source Control with Git

Introduction to Git

Git is becoming (or already is) the most popular source control system out there. It should not come as a surprise that Microsoft added support for source control to Visual Studio. In this chapter you will learn how to do day to day tasks with git.

  • Introduction to Git
  • Git Workflow
  • Creating a local repository
  • Cloning a remote repository
  • Staging files
  • Committing files
  • Adding branches to your workflow
  • Merge vs. Rebase
  • Synchronizing with a remote repository
  • Pull Requests
  • Using VS with other Gits

Unit testing in .NET

What every developer wants: clean code that works. So how to you get your code to be maintainable and working? And even more important: keep your code working.

  • What every developer wants: Quality code that works; and keeps on working
  • Finding bugs: not just in code. - Or how NASA lost a 125.000.000$ Mars orbiter
  • What is unit testing? And what is a good unit test?
  • Understanding the difference between a unit test and an integration test
  • Test Driven Development - Should you be doing it?
  • Role-playing: Marge, Homer and Bart
  • The Triple-A of unit testing - and what has cooking to do with this?

Unit testing with Visual Studio

Visual Studio has Unit Testing built in with MSTest. So we will look at the unit-testing workflow with Visual Studio.

  • MSUnit - Built into Visual Studio
  • Building and running Unit Tests with MSUnit
  • Using the Test Explorer Window
  • Live unit testing with Visual Studio 2017

Using Microsoft Fakes

And how do you test 'untestable' code? Code where dependencies have been glued into the class you want to test? Then you need some magic: Microsoft Fakes. This product allows you to replace any class's implementation, making it easier to test legacy code and other difficult to test code.

  • What makes Microsoft Fakes so special
  • Testing legacy/untestable code
  • Building Stubs and Mocks with Fakes

Continuous Integration and Deployment with Azure Pipelines

To build quality software, and to limit nasty integration problems at the end of the project, doing a daily build is long regarded as a best practice. Azure DevOps makes building daily very easy through the build system. You'll learn how to manage the build, do desktop builds, and how you can setup Team Build to work in a continuous integration environment. You'll then learn how to customize the build process to perform all your build steps including running unit tests, creating custom build actions, generating setup programs and deploying to staging servers.

  • What is Team Build?
  • Doing Continuous integration
  • Creating Build processes with the new componentized build
  • Release management and continuous deployment
  • Release definitions
  • Approving releases
  • Agents
  • Setting up your own build server

Web Performance testing

So how will your website cope in real life? How many users can it handle before becoming slow?

  • Load testing
  • URL based load testing
  • Comparing test runs
  • Visual studio load testing

Azure Test Plans

Azure Test Plans is now the central place for testers to pland, run and analyze their tests. Record the steps to test your software, and re-run the tests automatically later.

  • Types of tests
  • See if your code scales with Web performance and Load Testing
  • Load testing with the Cloud
  • Test planning with Microsoft Test Manager
  • Test Plan, test suite, test case
  • Running manual tests using the Test Runner
  • Parameters and Shared Steps
  • Action recording
  • Creating bug work items
  • Minimize retesting using impact analysis

Reproducing bugs with Intelli-Trace

Reproducing bugs that happened in production sometimes is very hard. Simply because the production machine is not the same machine a developer is using. Intelli-Trace is a Microsoft product that allows developers to quickly reproduce bugs found in production.

  • Visual Studio Performance Features
  • Reproducing bugs
  • Using Intelli-Trace to reproduce bugs
  • Post-mortem debugging with iTrace files

In this course you will learn about using Azure DevOps, formerly known as Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS), to manage the application development lifecycle. This training will show you the role of the project manager, developer and tester in this process and how DevOps can improve the efficiency of your team.

.NET developers, team leaders, architects and testers who are involved in application development managed by Visual Studio.

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