Automated Testing with Visual Studio

We’ve got an exciting one this time. In this episode of BreakPoint you can learn about Visual Studio’s world-class automated testing capabilities. Automated testing is a great way to help not only your testing team but also your development team to build solid code each and every time. So get ready for an adventure through…


Dev and Test in the Cloud: Explained

Most developers who have MSDN enjoy the benefits of having access to all the tools, software, operating systems, etc, that are included with MSDN subscriptions. However, what many don’t take advantage of is the ability to use the software in WIndows Azure for development and testing purposes. The following is a guest post from Adam…


Get In on the Action: Start Your App

Let’s recap where we are in our journey to “get in on the action.” We started off getting equipped with a Windows Store Developer Account either through MSDN, BizSpark, or DreamSpark or signing up for an account directly. Then we took a look at how to build Windows Store applications by going through hands-on labs….


Get In on the Action: Learn Windows 8 with Hands-on Labs

By now, hopefully you’ve had a chance to get your Windows Store Developer Account up and running. If not, get on it! Remember, if you have an MSDN subscription, a DreamSpark account (for students registered in select, accredited, post-secondary educational institutions) or BizSpark, you can activate a free 1 year membership. See my post from…


Get In on the Action: Start with Your Windows Store Developer Account

As you read in Paul’s post from last week, The Windows Store is open for business. Is your app ready?, the Windows Store is ready for your apps. The first step to getting apps in the Windows Store is to get your Windows Store Developer Account up and running. Quick Info on Windows Store Developer…


The More We Get Together, The More Valuable We’ll Be

Image Source Since I have a 17 month old son, I sometimes find myself thinking about things in terms of children songs. As such, when I think about the Microsoft-based platform and where it’s heading, the first song that pops to mind is “The More We Get Together”, and its repeating line: “The more we…


Thinking of getting Visual Studio? Now’s the time…

Any craftsperson wants the best tools to work with.  A painter wants the best brushes.  A musician wants the best instruments.  And after many conversations with Developers and Testers, I know that you want the best tools to code and QA.  Sometimes cost is can be a factor, and to that end, there’s never been…

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How to get up to speed with a new technology

You are in front of your computer, wanting to learn a new technology for your job, or because you have this awesome idea on what will be the next Angry Birds. Whether you are a professional, a student or a hobbyist, learning a technology is sometimes a challenge. Where to start? In this blog post,…