#130 Isaac Levin, Application Insights

Summary
Isaac Levin of Microsoft talks about Application Insights, how to use it and what you can learn from the data.

Details
Who he is, what what does. What Application Insights is, where it can be used, can be used with any language. Isaac's favorite feature. How to use it. Who uses it. Mobile and IoT use cases. Most common uses, web, desktop, etc. Relationship to diagnostic source. Getting data out, common use cases; snapshots for point in time debugging. Querying data data in near real time, charts and visualizations. Alternatives to App Insights. Future of App Insights and telemetry in general; time travel debugging. How to get in touch and tell Isaac how you are using it.

Links
Isaac's Homepage
Isaac's Twitter

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#116 Bob Crowley, Better Debugging Through Visual Studio

Summary
Bob Crowley talks to me about many of the useful debugging features of Visual Studio.

Details
Who he is, what he does. How hard is debugging. Why debugging is important. Should debugging be taught in university. Knowing the tech stack. Intercepting requests, Postman, Fiddler and packet sniffers. Looking at the SQL generated by Entity Framework and other ORMs. Visual Studio tools for debugging, breakpoints, conditional breakpoints, bookmarks, traversing the call-stack, immediate, locals and watches. Visual Studio vs Visual Studio Code. Tracking down an elusive problem, look at the environment and dependencies; CI/CD, clouds and containers. Talking a walk. Rubber Duck Debugging. How to find Bob.

Links
Bob's homepage

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