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Microsoft ramps up 'devops' capabilities for developers

Joab Jackson | Nov. 13, 2014
Recognising that many organisations are under competitive pressure to evolve their applications ever more quickly, Microsoft has been updating its programming tools to accommodate fast paced "devops"-style development environments.

Cloud Deployment Projects is part of the Azure SDK (software development kit) 2.5 tools for Visual Studio.

During Wednesday's presentation, Microsoft also demonstrated its Application Insights software, which the company recently integrated into the Azure Portal. Application Insights provides a way to instrument an application so the developers can determine if it is working correctly, and how people are using the software program. Harry explained this could help developers pinpoint bugs, as well as get early insight into behavioral issues, such as a sudden fall-off of use due to a bad redesign.

Such information can speed the development cycle by giving developers more feedback on potential issues, Harry said.

 

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