Product Transitions from VS 2008 to VS 2010 for Load Testing

If you are currently using VS 2008, here is how I compare the products and components you use for load testing. VS 2008     VS 2010     Description     Key differences     VS Team System Test Edition   VS Team System Suite VS Ultimate 2010     Client for developing load tests…

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New Performance Testing Training Available from RTTS

RTTS, a premier testing consultancy and test tools training company, now has training available for performance and load testing with VSTS 2008. RTTS specializes in providing software quality services, and offers training on a variety of tools. It is great to see VSTS in the mix as they see demand for VSTS growing. RTTS offers…

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Are You Reporting Inaccurate Performance Numbers with VS 2008?

There’s a hidden problem with VS 2008 load testing that you need be aware if you are running tests locally (as opposed to using a controller and agents). If you purchase and run a load agent, load agents run on all cores and all CPUs on the machine. However, when running locally VS limits load…

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Elevating the Role of the Tester with Visual Studio 2010

I am very excited and proud to introduce the new testing features you’ll find in Visual Studio 2010. In addition to continuing to work on the performance testing tools, I have also been focusing on delivering a new set of products for the entire test team. Since most testing is done manually, we have really…

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Dev10 Beta 1 Available!

Beta 1 was released to the web today for MSDN subscribers. If you are a MSDN subscriber, you can download the Beta today from here. We have been very busy on this release of late (one reason why my blog posts have slowed down lately :)) My team and I will be blogging about all…

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New, comprehensive technical documentation available for Web, Load, and Unit Tests

The VSTS Ranger team, led by Geoff Gray, just published the VSTT Quick Reference Guide 1.0. This is a comprehensive collection of technical information on VSTT –- 83 pages of information!!! Many questions you may have on how stuff works in web, load, and unit test are answered in this doc. This doc is a…

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VSTS wins Testers Choice in for .NET Apps in Software Test and Performance Magazine

The annual testers choice awards are out in STP magazine, and VSTS took top spot in two categories in this years tester’s choice poll, winning out over load runner for “.NET Performance Testing” and for “Integrated Test/Performance Suite”. Congrats to the team who worked so hard on VS 2008 product, it’s great to see our…

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Back from PDC

I spent last week in LA at the PDC. The conference was mainly focused on the new technologies Microsoft is working on bringing to market, such as Windows 7 and Azure. We also introduced the features in our next VSTS release, which customers were super-excited to see. It’s always great to step back at a…

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Event ordering in Web Tests

Web tests have a number of extensibility points before and after a request. What order do they run in? The hooks are: WebTestPlugin.PreRequest WebTestRequestPlugin.PreRequest ExtractionRule.Extract ValidationRule.Validate Here is a sequence diagram that shows what order things fire:   There is no guaranteed order of firing for WebTestPlugin.PreRequest and RequestPlugin.PreRequest. Also if you have >1 Extraction…

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JW post on MS Testing - my observations

Check out James’s recent post with the eye-catching title “if Microsoft is so good at testing, why does your software suck?” I have another angle on this, which I saw first hand with our Whidbey release. It goes to some of the themes I refer to in my So you want to automate your test…

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