Running large web services, typically depends on too many layers of technology, and those end up by requiring deep skills in troubleshooting. We need to tackle slow web sites, monitor CPU and memory usage to finally detect dead objects lying around. Critical situations finally happen and long nights become recurrent. Parsing apps and server logs, but not enough to find out what was wrong. In this session, we'll see how effective telemetry, and a profiler, can be to your business, your skills and finally your personal life.
Configuring a development environment, including a version control repository and build environment, can be complicated and time consuming. Using Visual Studio Online, you can go from zero to online in just 40 minutes! Developers will love just how quick and easy getting started really is. In this demo-heavy session, we start from scratch and quickly build up a solution using Microsoft Visual Studio, Team Foundation Server, and Microsoft Azure. We'll store our code in an enterprise-class repository, configure both automated build and automated release and have our new application running on Microsoft Azure all during this session. Some of the objectives I have for this session include; a) Showing the audience how you can go from zero to online business in 40 minutes or less b) Use Visual Studio Online to store our source code c) Configure an automated build and automated release to Microsoft Azure
So this one day, I am playing the board game Quarto with my friend and I wonder, can this game end in a tie, or is there always a winner? Normal people might have squabbled or shrugged, but not us nerds! We obviously abandoned the game, took our laptops to the local pub and started hacking. In this talk I will explain how I used F# to transform this problem to satisfiability, ran it through a SAT solver to discover if it can indeed end in a tie. I will also show how to apply the same technique to more useful problems such as scheduling and code breaking.