by Chris Kinsman
Engineering teams are adopting Agile methodologies with the goal of delivering software early and often. As a result, communication and collaboration between development and operations has become a focal point for process improvement, spawning a trend in software development expressed by the term Development Operations (DevOps).
It’s no longer acceptable for the dev team to spend 18 months working on a product and then abruptly “throw it over the wall” to operations. Companies are instead promoting collaboration between development and operations teams and embracing the concepts of continuous delivery and continuous deployment. In this context, focus shifts from long QA/user acceptance testing (UAT) cycles to rapid identification and resolution of issues in production, and deployment of the fixed application back into production. This rapid identify-fix-deploy loop requires adoption of new tools and processes to be successful.
This article will focus on that first “identify” step in the loop, exploring an important new tooling option in Visual Studio 2012 to handle it. Called PreEmptive Analytics for Team Foundation Server (PA for TFS), this integrated component in TFS 2012 helps teams identify the most important and widespread issues in deployed applications before users even report them.
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