ooh Camano… ooh planning testing in the November CTP

In several of the organizations that we’ve visited we’ve found some that some of the more experienced ones tend to put much thought into planning their testing efforts.  One of the organizations that we visited, followed an agile testing process with sprints of four weeks in duration as follows:   Before the sprint, the test…

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Who are Generalist Testers?

I have been recently focusing on a project to improve the lives of generalist testers for our next release ‘Rosario.’ In order to improve their lives, I’ve been trying to understand them better, their methods for testing software and what like to eat for lunch.  Here’s what I’ve learned so far: Background: Testers have a different background than…

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New Unit Testing Features in Orcas (Part 2)

This is a part of a series of postings on the details of some of the new features appearing in Orcas.  All these features will be available in Orcas beta 2. Gaining Access to Private Code under test: In Whidbey, we introduced the concept of private accessors to provide users with an easy way to…

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New Unit Testing Features in Orcas (Part 1)

This is a part of a series of postings on the new unit testing features appearing in Orcas.  All these features will be available in Orcas beta 2. I know that MSTest isn’t yet the darling of the TDD world, but I’d like to think that our TDD story has improved a decent amount in…

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Test Lists Going Pro

Judging from your feedback, it seems that the majority of you feel that the authoring and execution of Test Lists is an integral component of the unit testing experience.  In short, we agree with you and have therefore decided to trickle Test Lists down to the Pro Sku in Orcas as well.  The changes will be…

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Unit Testing Trickling into Pro!

Due to popular demand we have decided to add the majority of the unit testing features of Team System to the Pro Sku of Visual Studio.  With the release of Orcas, the support for authoring, generating and running unit tests, will become available to the users of the Pro Sku of Visual Studio. Pro customers will…

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That Pesky MSTest Execution Ordering..

I have come upon several groups who are puzzled by the intricacies of execution of the MSTest Framework.  I admit – it is quite confusing, so I hope that these postings will help to clean some of the confusion. I think that most confusion comes from some user’s expectation of MSTest to execute like the…

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Comparing the MSTest and Nunit Frameworks

I haven’t seen much information online comparing the similarities and differences between the Nunit and MSTest Frameworks.  Here I will define the similarities and some of the differences.  If there is anything else which you come upon, please do add it to the comments. MSTest Attribute NUnit Attribute Purpose [TestMethod] [Test] Indentifies of an individual…

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