Test Manager Tip: Screen Capture Menus and Drop-Downs

As a tester, more times than not you need to prove to the developer that just because the application compiled and worked on their machine, its not working in the Test Environment (or even the Dev Environment for that matter). Depending on the application, some times testers will right test cases to verify that menus…


Visual Studio 2010 Feature Pack 2 is now available

It’s here! It’s finally here! This is the second feature pack update for Visual Studio which includes new testing features and code visualization & modeling features. But more importantly, CODE UI TESTING FOR SILVERLIGHT 4 APPLICATION! Let’s hear it. All together now…Huzzah. Huzzah! HUZZAH! The Testing Features include: Test Manager can now capture and playback…


The Full Testing Experience: Professional Quality Assurance with Visual Studio 2010

Microsoft and Northwest Cadence are proud to offer this four hour live event – during which we will demonstrate the testing and quality assurance lifecycle using Visual Studio 2010 and Team Foundation Server. Join us as we dive into the testing tools and testing process you can use to dramatically improve the effectiveness of your…


Useful Links: Testing using VS 2008 Test Edition

The following links may be useful for people wanting to know more about how to test their application with Visual Studio 2008 Test Edition: Using Fiddler (www.fiddler2.com) to record VSTS web Tests http://blogs.msdn.com/buckh/archive/2007/04/18/vsts-testing-using-fiddler-to-record-vsts-web-tests.aspx What’s new with web services in Silverlight 3 Beta http://blogs.msdn.com/silverlightws/archive/2009/03/20/what-s-new-with-web-services-in-silverlight-3-beta.aspx Debugging Web Service Usage in Silverlight 2 http://blogs.msdn.com/silverlightws/archive/2008/04/16/debugging-web-service-usage-in-silverlight-2.aspx The other way to…


eBook: pnp-Acceptance Test Engineering Guidance (Beta 2)

The Patterns & Practices Group recently released the Beta 2 version of their Acceptance Test Engineering Guidance book (Vol 1) out on CodePlex. I haven’t had a chance to read it cover to cover yet, but it does appear to capture a lot of the main concepts about testing scenarios: How to Plan for Acceptance…


Visual Studio "Camano" product named reveiled

If you’ve had an opportunity to play around with the VSTS 2010 CTP 12 image that was made available to world back at PDC 08 in October, you probably saw glimpses of a product we codenamed “Camano.” It’s a separate test case management and manual test execution/recorder as part of our “No Repro Bug” bullet…


Team System Big Event – CO, CA, OR, AZ

How do you take an idea from conception to completion? How can you truly do more with less? Please join us for this unique, invitation-only event to discover how both product and processes help your organization succeed in today’s environment. We will explore how Team System assists teams across the board to be successful in…


eBook: pnp-Performance Testing Guidance for Web Applications

This Patterns & Practices book, Performance Testing Guidance for Web Applications, has been out for while but if you haven’t seen it, it’s new to you. Just kidding. This book provides an end-to-end approach for implementing performance testing for web applications. It covers different scenarios for your testing environment, considerations for load- and stress-testing, and…


Test Case Management in VSTS 2010 (Part 1)

One area of software development I’m really passionate about is Quality Assurance. Why? After all, if it compiles successfully, it’s going to work, right? Besides, there’s always time to fix it in the next release. Well, when you ship software that people pay for and your the sole developer, you can’t afford have that mentality….