The code that I’ve pushed to GitHub (https://github.com/JimBlizzard/snowstormlife) already has the changes that I made to get it to run in a Docker container on my local machine. I’ll go back and document the steps that I took and the “fun” I had along the way and post my notes here for now.
If you’re thinking about writing, or are currently writing a Windows 8 Metro style app, be sure to look at the Windows 8 app certification requirements for Release Preview. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/jj128432.aspx
Having a great idea is just the start. Turning it into a compelling, attention-grabbing app that brings users back time and again, takes a lot of work.
There are only 7 main categories of requirements, but the devil is in the details. And there are a lot of details.
During the past few weeks I’ve had the chance to work with some brilliant co-workers on a reference app that we also hope will eventually make it to the Store. The team has devoted a lot of time to the look & feel of the app, trying to make sure it looks and behaves the way the user would expect it to. More to come on the development experience in future posts. . .
— bliz (@SnowstormLife)
If you’d like to kick the tires a while, Brian Keller has created a very nice virtual machine complete with a sample application, data, and some hands-on labs. Here’s a link to his blog post announcing its availability: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/briankel/archive/2010/06/25/now-available-visual-studio-2010-rtm-virtual-machine-with-sample-data-and-hands-on-labs.aspx
The VM comes in a number of “flavors.” There’s one for Hyper-V, Virtual PC 2007 SP1, and Windows  Virtual PC.
The VM has VS 2010, Test Professional 2010, Team Foundation Server 2010, SharePoint 2010, SQL Server 2008, etc., installed. Brian has created a number of hands-on labs and demo scenarios that will walk you through various aspects of the 2010 product line, including:
- planning your projects with TFS 2010
- using the Architecture Explorer in VS 2010 Ultimate to analyze your code
- understanding class coupling with VS 2010 Ultimate
- an introduction to test case management with Microsoft Test Manager 2010
- an introduction to Coded UI tests with VS 2010 Ultimate
- debugging with IntelliTrace using VS 2010 Ultimate
- code discovery using the Architecture tools in VS 2010 Ultimate
- authoring and running manual tests using Microsoft Test Manager 2010
- branching and merging visualization using TFS 2010
It’s quite a list of goodies, eh?
There isn’t a web load test scenario included in the hands-on lab docs, but here are some links that explain how you would create web performance tests and load tests, including a couple of walkthroughs:
Finally found some solid documentation on the MSDN site about this. (It’s probably been sitting there for a while and I finally noticed it.)
Anyway, check out http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd409230(VS.100).aspx.
You’ll be glad you did.