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Azure DevOps Podcast

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Sep 6, 2021

In today’s episode, Jeffrey is joined by Konstantin Dinev, the Director Of Product Development at Infragistics, Product Lead for Ignite UI, co-organizer of ISTA Conference, and the founder of Bellum Gens. 


In this conversation, Konstantin speaks about his role at Infragistics as the Director of Product Development and how he manages multiple teams that deliver multiple applications. He shares how he maintains his teams’ productivity while delivering consistent quality, the types of testing that they run, the DevOps environment standards they put in place, and the labels and work stages that he and his teams use depending on the product they are working on. It is a deeply fascinating conversation that developers will not want to miss!


Topics of Discussion:

[:14] About The Azure DevOps Podcast, Clear Measure, and Jeffrey’s offer to speak at virtual user groups.

[1:20] Jeffrey is looking to hire an apprentice! If you, or anyone you know, loves to code and wants to pursue software engineering, apply today!

[1:59] Be sure to check out the new video podcast, Architect Tips.

[2:07] If you’re looking to get back into the conference scene, check out the DEVintersection Conference.

[2:23] About today’s episode with Konstantin Dinev.

[2:32] Jeffrey welcomes Konstantin to the podcast.

[2:40] Where is Konstantin located in the world?

[3:05] How did Konstantin arrive in his role at Infragistics? What did he do before then? What is he currently working on at Infragistics?

[6:02] Konstantin shares how he manages multiple teams working on multiples applications (as opposed to managing a single team working on a single application).

[12:37] From a leadership perspective, what were the trade-offs that Konstantin was thinking about when deciding to let each application team each have their own set of tools (instead of driving to standardization)?

[14:08] What are the minimum DevOps environment standards that Konstantin puts in place?

Are there a number of types of test suites? Are there certain steps where, regardless of the tool, Konstantine would want his team to take?

[16:52] For UI tests or for tests that have to have the whole application loaded, what kind of experiences have Konstantin’s teams had with those test suites getting larger and larger? How long do those test suites take to run for them?

[19:03] How did they get their time down for full system testing through the UI?

[20:17] A word from The Azure DevOps Podcast’s sponsor: Clear Measure.

[20:51] Konstantin speaks about their headless configuration and the scenarios that work with it.

[23:00] Did they have to refactor a lot of tests to get them to run in parallel?

[26:10] How to facilitate a discussion with upper management when it comes to writing automated test code vs. working on features.

[29:00] The labels and work stages that Konstantin and his teams use depending on the product.

[36:15] Jeffrey thanks Konstantin Dinev for joining the podcast!


Mentioned in this Episode:

Architect Tips — New video podcast!

Azure DevOps

Clear Measure (Sponsor)

.NET DevOps for Azure: A Developer's Guide to DevOps Architecture the Right Way, by Jeffrey Palermo — Available on Amazon! — Click here to download the .NET DevOps for Azure ebook!

Jeffrey Palermo’s Youtube

Jeffrey Palermo’s Twitter Follow to stay informed about future events!

DEVintersection Conference — Dec. 7th-19th in Las Vegas, Nevada

Konstantin Dinev’s LinkedIn

Konstantin Dinev’s Twitter @KonstantinDinev

Konstantin Dinev’s GitHub @KDinev

Konstantin Dinev’s Stack Overflow @KonstantinDinev


Indigo.Design | Infragistics

App Builder | Infragistics

Ignite UI | Infragistics


Ignite UI

ISTA Conference

Bellum Gens


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