Industrial Strength Exploratory Testing – part 3

Let’s pick up mythbusting from where we left off Myth 2: There is no way to measure exploratory testing I have heard this often from test managers – “how do we measure testers’ productivity in exploratory testing?” Scripted testing allows for measuring rate of tests executed per hour, test pass progress percentage etc. but how…

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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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Guidance for Creating Test Plans and Test Suites

Customers trying to start up with MTM newly, often ask for general guidance around how to start from scratch on a new project. Here is some guidance that we recently published in MSDN that should help answer exactly this question: When you use Microsoft Test Manager to create test plans and test suites for your…

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Update on Silverlight UI automation release

[Update on 11/14/2010] The Silverlight UI automation features are now released and available for public download here [Update on 11/7/2010] Last week at Dev Connections, we announced that the Silverlight UI automation tools will be available as part of the VS 2010 feature pack 2, slated to be released in a couple of weeks.Once it…

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Cross browser testing on Firefox with Visual Studio 2010 UI automation

Cross browser testing on IE and FireFox is now supported in Visual Studio Test Tools with the release of the UI automation plugin for Mozilla Firefox. The primary scenario we want to target with the plugin is that you record a test in IE, and play the same test back in Firefox. In VS2010, you…

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Testing support for Silverlight apps in Visual Studio 2010

Whenever we talk about platform coverage for UI automation one of the frequent requests is support for Silverlight app testing. We have been hard at work trying to cater to this need and here is an update on where we are with this roadmap. We are working on adding support for Silverlight controls for “Fast…

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Exploratory testing with Visual Studio Test Pro

Exploratory testing(ET) as defined by Bach is simultaneous learning, test design and execution. It is a scientific style of testing that is very effective at finding defects early and fast. Yet, we don’t have specific test tools that support testers doing ET. Most test tools focus on scripted testing and test design. This post describes…

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Resources for Visual Studio 2010 Test Tools

Our team has been busy putting together content for the Test Tools in Visual Studio 2010, and here is a compilation of those resources including videos, walkthroughs, whitepapers and posts. Also listed are relevant blogs and twitter ids. Content index for Microsoft Test Manager is: Topic Link Walkthroughs     Demo videos   No More…

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Resources for Test Tools in Visual Studio 2010

Our team has been busy putting together content for the Test Tools in Visual Studio 2010, and here is a compilation of those resources including videos, walkthroughs, whitepapers and posts. Also listed are relevant blogs and twitter ids. Content index for Microsoft Test Manager is: Topic Link Walkthroughs Demo videos No More Missed Requirements 10-4…

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VS2010 demos for testing tools – MTLM, CUIT and related features

Our PM team has put together a great series of demo videos to illustrate the new set of features available for testers as part of VS2010. We will eventually post these on C9 and team sites, but I wanted to publish this now to let you guys get a quick dekko at the videos. Here…

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