Creating a Stand-Alone Network Emulator using VS2010 – Beta 1 Release

In the Beta 1 release of Visual Studio 10, we released “True Network Emulation.”  With this release, you can simulate different types of networks when running tests (such as a unit test or load test).  One thing that is missing, however, is the ability to easily emulate different networks when not running tests using the…


Introducing True Network Emulation in Visual Studio 2010

With the Beta 1 release of Visual Studio 2010, we have introduced true network emulation for load tests and pretty much every other test type we support. What is True Network emulation? My definition of true network emulation might be different than what others might think, but I characterize true network emulation as the ability…


Visual Studio Team Test Load Agent Goes 64 Bit!

The Visual Studio Team System test platform provides host processes for running tests. In Visual Studio 2008, the host process is only capable of running tests in 32 bit mode. As a 32 bit process, it was limited to running test assemblies on the 32 bit CLR and was limited to 2GB of memory.  Now…


Did you know?

Generic tests are a means to provide test authors with a mechanism to tests created using third party frameworks.  However, generic tests can also be used to run scripts such as VBScript, JavaScript and even batch files.


Slow Performance in Visual Studio 2008 IDE after opening Test Project

After loading a test project with many tests in one class or an assembly, the IDE may respond slowly.  This will only occur if there are quite a few tests in one assembly ( > 2000 unit tests) or if there are an unusually high number of tests inside of one class ( > 500). …