Bridging the Gap Between Developers and Testers Using Visual Studio 2010: Part 6 of 13 – Bridging the Gap


 

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In this post, we’re continuing our One on One with Visual Studio conversation from March 13 with Canadian MVPs Etienne Tremblay and Vincent Grondin, Bridging the Gap Between Developers and Testers Using Visual Studio 2010. If you’ve just joined us, the conversation builds on the previous posts, so check those out (links below) and then join us back here. If you’re re-joining us, welcome back!

Bridging the Gap Between Developers and Testers Using Visual Studio 2010

Introduction
Part 1 of 13 – Migrating VSS to TFS
Part 2 of 13 – Automating the Build
Part 3 of 13 – Where’s Our Backlog?
Part 4 of 13 – Adding a Tester to the Team
Part 5 of 13 – Tester at Work
Part 6 of 13 – Bridging the Gap (This Post)

In this session of our conversation, Bridging The Gap Between Developers and Testers Using Visual Studio 2010, Etienne and Vincent show how the developer uses the information gathered by the tester within Visual Studio to resolve a bug. Vincent explores the test results and shows us the output of the recording taken when Etienne, as a tester, was running his test. Remember the IntelliTrace test setting that was enabled? Vincent looks at the results of that IntelliTrace and debugs the code to find the exact line of code that caused the application to crash. Once he makes the required updates to the code, he checks in the code and associates the code check-in with the bug filed by Etienne in the previous session. Last but not least, he updates the bug status, which lets Etienne know that he has a new bug to test.

Etienne looks up the recommended tests for the particular bug and reruns the test to ensure that the bug is, in fact, fixed. The first time he runs through the test manually. The second time, he uses Test Runner’s action playback capabilities to have Test Runner run through the test case, enter all the data, and capture the results, all on its own.

With that, Etienne and Vincent, back to you.

For more information on the topics covered in this session, check out the following resources:

Remember, this conversation is bidirectional. Share your comments and feedback on our Ignite Your Coding LinkedIn discussion. Etienne, Vincent, and I will be monitoring the discussion and will be happy to hear from you.

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