Reduce the size of test data in VS 2010 by avoiding publishing deployment binaries into TFS

Over the past few weeks, we have heard a spate of complaints about TFS database being bloated with test data and growing in size rapidly with time. Running tests regularly generates different kinds of data in your TFS database, primary categories being: Deployment binaries – the pdbs and dlls that you use to deploy during…

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Industrial Strength Exploratory Testing – part 2

In the last part, I introduced exploratory testing and looked at some advantages of employing exploratory testing. In this part, let’s look at a few myths surrounding exploratory testing and try to debunk some of these. Myth 1: “Exploratory testing is ad-hoc, monkey testing” Exploratory testing is NOT random, undirected testing. On the contrary, unlike…

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Exploratory testing – introduction

I have been meaning to put together a series of blog posts on exploratory testing – how exploratory testing can help make your testing more lightweight, illustrate some of our own experiments with doing exploratory testing on my team and of course, write about the exploratory testing tools we are building in Visual Studio as…

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