26 11, 2013

Getting started with Application Insights gotchas: naming your AI application

By | 2013-11-26T08:00:16+00:00 November 26th, 2013|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)|0 Comments

UPDATE: The AI team was kind enough to notify me that changing an application name is possible. Check out this great blog post. I'll update this post later to reflect, just wanted to get this out as soon as possible. We’ve got a great demo environment set up with four environments that we use continuous [...]

25 11, 2013

Getting started with Application Insights gotchas: installing the monitoring agent on your server

By | 2013-11-25T12:29:09+00:00 November 25th, 2013|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)|Comments Off on Getting started with Application Insights gotchas: installing the monitoring agent on your server

Over on visualstudio.com there is a pretty good walkthrough on installing the AI agent on your server, however there is one small caveat that it neglects to mention. Issue After installing the agent my server is listed in Application Insights, but no data is flowing. You can tell really quickly that this is happening from [...]

14 11, 2013

Announcement Highlights: VSO and more!

By | 2013-11-14T13:05:29+00:00 November 14th, 2013|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Visual Studio 2013|0 Comments

Since I was already in New York working with a client, I was very excited to get the opportunity to attend the Visual Studio 2013 launch in Manhattan. As I walked in to the Highline Stages building where the launch event was taking place I was immediately greeted and asked a question that most definitely [...]

14 11, 2013

The Launch: A Personal Story

By | 2013-11-14T12:02:34+00:00 November 14th, 2013|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Visual Studio 2013|0 Comments

As I sat to the side of the stage witnessing Launch, I couldn’t help but feel incredibly proud. There was a lot of excitement and a million tweets describing the launch and what announcements were made, but for me, as I sat alongside Lori (the President of Northwest Cadence), this launch felt intensely personal. This [...]

14 11, 2013

Re: Steven Borg (@stevenborg) mentioned you on Twitter!

By | 2013-11-14T10:12:17+00:00 November 14th, 2013|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Company|2 Comments

June 4th: I’m sitting on a bench in Portland when my phone buzzes from a Twitter notification that seems all too fitting for a technology company to send to me: a job offer from Northwest Cadence at TechEd. Ironically, I’m also that person who gets embarrassed from attention easily. Nevertheless, the company made me feel [...]

14 11, 2013

.NET Memory Dump Analysis in Visual Studio 2013

By | 2013-11-14T09:54:51+00:00 November 14th, 2013|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)|0 Comments

There are only a few things that are stressful on a workday:  angry drivers, accidentally closing documents, and computers freezing.  A few possible causes of poor performance with applications on a machine: Inefficiencies – Especially pertaining to memory use. Example: An application calling a function too many times, duplicate code. Memory leaks – Objects designed [...]

13 11, 2013

Ten Reasons to Love Visual Studio 2013

By | 2013-11-13T09:36:05+00:00 November 13th, 2013|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Visual Studio 2013, Visual Studio ALM|0 Comments

It’s Visual Studio 2013 launch day! Wahoo… Is it just me, or are launch days a little odd in today’s continuous value delivery world? I’m mean, I’ve been using VS 2013 since the RC, we’ve already migrated quite a few customers to TFS 2013, and the artist formerly known as Team Foundation Service (more on [...]