Software Testers Deep Dive


We recently ran a bootcamp for some of our internal teams on the testing capabilities of Visual Studio Team System and used a bunch of blog articles already available on the web.  Seems like this list might be useful for others so here you go...enjoy!  What other resources would you recommend?


Adding an IE7 Browser Template for use by Web Tests

Testing web applications with pop ups

Article Posted: Advanced Load Testing Features of VSTS

Running Tests with Code Coverage

Performance testing guidance

SharePoint Load Tests

Load Agents

Dial your load - custom load patterns in VSTS Load Tests

Driving more load

Check and modify the status of extraction or validation rules


So you want to replay an IIS web server log?

Why can't I generate more load?

Web Test Authoring and Debugging Techniques

Custom ExtractionRule to extract form fields by index

Wednesday, November 02, 2005 2:17 PM

A custom ValidationRule to catch redirects to error pages


ASP.Net Load Test Maintenance App

Improve load test performance on multi-processor machines

Custom Data Binding in Web Tests

Load Test Reports are Available

Adding Different Types of Data Sources to a Web Test

Testing the page object for an ASP.NET site

Comments (8)

  1. Jeff Beehler has recently compiled a list of VSTS Testing resources identified as useful by internal

  2. Jeff Beehler writes We recently ran a bootcamp for some of our internal teams on the testing capabilities

  3. I’ve seen some cool posts on our product over the past few days that I wanted to bring to your attention.

  4. RSS It All says:

    I've seen some cool posts on our product over the past few days that I wanted to bring to your attention

  5. This is a great list of links for Software Testing with Visual Studio Team System. Check it out, bookmark

  6. Nice list! Will play with it. 🙂 Thanks

  7. Jason_C says:

    I was told that VS 2008 would have an object properties comparison for web testing, that’s one of the main reasons my company bought the tool and why I took the job here.  I’m used to working with Mercury and rational tools and using their verifcation points for object comparisons.  Does VS have something like this?  If so, can you point me in the right direction to find it?

  8. EdGlas says:

    Jason_C, web tests work at the HTTP layer, so they are fundamentally different than QTP or Rational Functional Tester, they work like LR http scripts or Rational Performance Tester scripts. See my post here: http://blogs.msdn.com/edglas/archive/2008/02/27/are-web-tests-functional-tests.aspx

    I’m sorry you were led to believe otherwise. Web tests have validation rules (and have since 2005) that work against the server response which you can use validate the server response. There are some rules built in, and this is extensible so you can add more rules.

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