This has been over a year in the making! #1 thanks goes out to Jean-Luc David, the lead author. Not only did he let me participate in the book, but he was very easy to work with and has become a great friend in the process.
Our book is focussed on the deep technical and usage details of Team System. It covers how to use the tool, customise, and extensibility. I only wrote one chapter, #17 on Generic Testing, but it has some of the best code examples (in my humble opinion). There’s a great section about Running NUnit Tests & Importing Results into the Team Test engine.
Jean-Luc happened to come into town the week the book hit the shelves, so we called up Erik and went to the local Barnes & Noble to sign the books. It was fun! It’s cool being a “published author”.
There are several other great Team System books out including:
- Software Engineering with Microsoft Visual Studio Team System by Sam Guckenheimer & Juan J. Perez
Focuses on the software development lifecycle, the grand vision of what VSTS is designed for. Primarily covers managing projects, reporting, and methodology. A great, easy read!!
- Working with Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team System by Richard Hundhausen
A 200–level introduction that answers the question “What is Team System?”
It’s a blast being “an author”. I can check that off my life list of things to do (literally). What’s next? Well I’d love to write more someday. It’s a real time commitment. But obviously I like to write, blog, etc so someday there’ll be another, I’m sure of it. In the mean time, I hope people really enjoy this book and get a lot of it. Rock on with Team System!