2015 Ignite New Zealand demo prep: Step 1


  1. Intro
  2. VSO
  3. Docker
  4. xUnit
  5. Build
  6. Back end
  7. Selenium
  8. Docker
  9. Release Management
  10. Testing

This year it was an honor to be selected to speak at Ignite New Zealand.  I wanted the demo during my second session to be the most technology-packed demo I have ever given.  Below is just a sampling of the technology used:

The demo executed without a hitch.  Once I returned from Ignite, there was a lot of interest in how I could share that demo with others.  So I decided to produce a series of blog posts that will detail exactly how I was able to create the 2015 Ignite New Zealand demo.

The demo flow consists of three environments (Dev, QA, Prod).  Each environment is hosted in Azure via a Linux VM as the Docker Host, Azure Web App to host Web API, and Azure SQL for the data store.  The demo begins with a commit to a Git branch hosted in Visual Studio Online.  I just want to take a moment to say that this entire demo would work with TFVC as well.  I only selected Git because of its popularity and it gave me the opportunity show our Pull request support. TFVC is not going away and is still a valid source control choice.  With the code committed and pushed to the branch in VSO, I initiate a pull request.  Once the pull request is accepted and the merge to master is pushed, a CI build of the Master branch is triggered.

During the CI build the code is compiled, unit tests are executed, Docker image is created and pushed to Docker Hub, and the other projects are packaged and stored in VSO for use with Release Management.  Once the release begins as a result of the completion of the CI build, the database is deployed via dacpac, the Docker host starts running the new image, and Selenium tests are executed.  In addition to Selenium tests in the QA environment, a load test is also executed.  Once the tests are completed, Release Management waits for an approval.

In future posts in this series, I will show exactly how I created the projects and configured the environments to complete this end to end demo.

Comments (1) -

  • Henrique

    9/21/2015 9:46:04 PM | Reply

    Loved the talk and demo, looking forward for step 2 of this tutorial.

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