On Being the Governor of your Azure Dev/Test Environments

Lachezar Arabadzhiev
Lachezar Arabadzhiev

Microsoft Azure is awesome for doing development and testing. The ability to spin up, spin down, create and destroy environments at the snap of a finger is very cool.  But what if there was a way to add some governance to those environments?  Would that be cool, too?  Yes, yes it would! In this episode…


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…


Azure Cloud Load Testing – Part 2

Guest Post by Ahmed Al-Asaad In the previous blog post, I showed how easy it is to initiate a load test from Azure by just providing a URL of the web page you want to load test, specify the number of users and the duration. This is great for websites where requests are GET requests…


Azure Cloud Load Testing Made Easy

Guest Post by Ahmed Al-Asaad Load testing is a very import milestone in your development lifecycle that is usually ignored. Load testing allows you to discover how your system behaves while x number of users are using your application. It may uncover performance issues and hence you can optimize the code or beef up your…


How can we find balance between writing the right thing (BDD) and writing things right (TDD)?

IMO, testing is a very important part of software development, but should we do black box testing or test every line of code? How can we find balance between writing the right thing (BDD) and writing things right (TDD)? A perfect world Test Driven Development (TDD) makes you think. It’s not only about the test…


An Owner’s Journey

Not so long ago I celebrated five years of working as an independent consultant for my own company MavenThought Inc.. As a quality expert I had the chance to work with multiple companies and teams to help them “get better at what they do”. Inspired by all the successful results, I decided to reach this…


LIVE: The Power of the Manual Tester

Watch here LIVE today at 12:00pm ET. When you ask people that build software what some of the common tasks are, a large majority of responses include the word "testing".  Testing is IMPORTANT and every software project needs it.  In fact, the sooner testing is introduced into the lifecycle, the more effective it is.  On…


Save Time, Money, and Your Sanity: Coded UI Testing for the Windows Phone - Part 1

Developing apps for Windows Phone is increasing in popularity. With the announcements made at //build/ regarding the changes to the Windows Phone platform, and the recent acquisition of Nokia by Microsoft, there is a renewed interest among developers to get on board and develop Windows Phone apps. This is apparent as the number of apps…


Create a Dev & Test Environment in Minutes!

How many times do we have to scramble to assemble a decent Dev & Test environment? When I think back to my past lives, I can attest that it’s been a challenging mess. I used to run around to various departments in order to find available machines, software installation disks, licenses and IT resources to…


Technology Post Roundup–7th Edition

In Canada, we’re fortunate to have many community experts and MVPs. Throughout the month, they write about and talk about some really cool things. Many of you have told us that you’d like it to be easier to discover them and what they’re writing about. The team and I will be curating top picks and…