The Verizon Labs engineering team powers the FiOS entertainment services. They built a scalable architecture that works across many platforms and devices. The FiOS application was developed with open source technology from Microsoft, .NET Core and ASP.NET 5, and was deployed on Linux using Docker containers with Apache Mesos orchestration.
Technical debt slows down the ability of development teams to make changes in code, whether it’s adding new features, or fixing issues. DevOps aims to remove hurdles from getting features deployed to production by standardising and automating the delivery pipeline, and Agile processes aim to make the act of development itself more efficient and incremental. But, although both are necessary to be deliver business value faster, they are not sufficient where the code is carrying a lot of debt: development remains a bottleneck in that case. This talk will show how active management of technical debt can be incorporated into an Agile, DevOps workflow, by measuring debt as part of continuous integration, then using baselines and policies to prevent new debt being introduced and to manage down existing debt. It will be illustrated with demos that combine the capabilities of Visual Studio Online, Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio and SonarQube.
Windows 8.1 provides new APIs geared to high-performance list scenarios in XAML apps. In this video, Tim Heuer will provide an overview of the APIs and explain how the platform and Visual Studio tooling teams worked together to build productivity on top of the APIs. Tim will also show a demonstration of several highly-requested features now available in Windows 8.1.