I’d like to start this blog by introducing myself. I’m a Software Design Engineer (SDE) working on the next generation web and load testing tools in Visual Studio 2005 Team System. Specifically, my work focuses on coded web tests, the browser recorder, and the web test object model.
The web and load testing tools we’re building will replace Application Center Test in Visual Studio. Our tools make web and load testing a first class experience integrated with the rest of VS and Team System. You can create web tests and unit tests and run them together under load across multiple machines. Like ACT, we have the concept of tests consisting of a static list of URLs and tests that are scripted, but we have significantly minimized the capability and performance differences between these two types of tests. In fact, it is possible to write a coded web test that performs equally as well as a static XML-based web test.
I have a few ideas for interesting blog posts, but please leave me a comment if you have any particular questions, topics, or problems you’d like me to cover. Also, let me know what you think if you’ve been using the Community Tech Preview (CTP) release.