I'm not gonna lie, I'm confused by this topic too. How necessary is this for smaller apps? Is the added complexity worth the testing ability? Is it really worth making mocks instead of just testing database calls directly? I know this would anger the unit-testing ideologues, but not all my tests are self-contained - Sometimes I hit a database to check if my web app code is working.
Your Pluralsight course is awesome. How will this compare to that? Are there any new techniques available in the last couple months? Have you used a T4 template or something to generate Knockout view models from webAPI objects or Entity Framework Entities? Any thoughts on SignalR within this space?
I'm confused as to the tech behind SP 2013 search. Is it still using FAST? Can it be used to index and query other websites? Does it have a normal web crawler built in? How does it handle changing SP list-level security? Is an OpenSearch format implemented for federation in another site's search (most likely with a web service)?