Pitching ALM in the Cloud at Microsoft App Star Launch

4Afrika App Stars is a Microsoft reward program for developers. We are looking to equip a special group of developers with the world-class technical skills needed to build highly relevant, immersive applications and cloud-based solutions. We had our first training in Nairobi last week where I got the chance to introduce Microsoft Team Foundation Service…


Uganda .NET Usergroup : ALM using Visual Studio and Team Foundation Service

The .NET Usergroup members met here in Uganda at Outbox for the talk from James Makumbi. The meeting focused on Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) and using Visual Studio and Team Foundation Service. James gave a detailed walkthrough from storyboarding, user stories, builds, testing and source control. The attendance was very high and the enthusiasm radiated…

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Look Ma No Hands – Using Coded User Interface Tests

Finally in the third session of the Testing series in the .NET User Group meet ups we shall discuss Coded UI Tests. Automated tests that drive your application through its user interface (UI) are known as coded UI tests (CUITs). These tests include functional testing of the UI controls. They let you verify that the whole application,…


Integration Testing on Steroids

  The second session of .NET user Group Meet up we shall look at Integration testing which is a logical extension of unit testing. In its simplest form, two units that have already been tested are combined into a component and the interface between them is tested. A component, in this sense, refers to an…


Taking Unit Testing to the Next Level

In this series of .NET User Groups we are going to talk about improving software quality using Visual Studio 2012.  The tips will not be limited to features and functionality. In addition to looking at new features that Visual Studio 2012 provides, we will also look at things like design techniques, process improvements, time saving…


Uganda .NET Usergroup meeting September 2013 – ALM

In the September .NET user group meeting we will see how we can use Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) to manage projects and teams to produce quality software on time. We all know that in software development teams, developers do not want to focus on the noise of tasks, bugs, methodologies but code. The project managers…

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Application Lifecycle Management Part 5 of 5

  Agile Project Management This is the fifth blog on Application Lifecycle Management series. This part will mainly focus on Agile Project Management aspect of the ALM process. For the past few days, I have been blogging about Application Lifecycle Management, you can read the previous posts: Application Lifecycle Management Part 1 of 5 Application…


Application Lifecycle Management Part 4 of 5

  Application Lifecycle Management Implementation   This is the fourth blog on Application Lifecycle Management series. This part will mainly focus on the standard approaches of implementing an ALM process. These strategies will focus more on the concepts and best practices then we shall finally look at the implementation of the same using the tools…


Using Team Foundation Server with Eclipse

Introduction Are you developing applications using Eclipse? Have you incorporated an ALM cycle in your development process? Do you know about Teams Foundation Server?  Did you know that you can use Eclipse with Team Foundation service to manage your application development process and streamline your builds, integration, collaborated development, planning, testing and deployment process? The…

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Application Lifecycle Management Part 3 of 5

  Application Lifecycle Management Tools This is the third blog on Application Lifecycle Management series. This part will mainly focus on the tools that span different development phases and how these integrate with each other to accelerate collaboration and improve time to market of your software product. For the past few days, I have been…