Developing a Test Specification

Definitions I’ve seen the terms “Test Plan” and “Test Specification” mean slightly different things over the years. In a formal sense (at this given point in time for me), we can define the terms as follows: Test Specification – a detailed summary of what scenarios will be tested, how they will be tested, how often…

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More Tips on Writing Good Bug Reports

Marie has done an awesome job writing up the most complete “how to file a good bug report” I’ve ever seen on paper: http://blogs.msdn.com/productfeedback/archive/2004/09/27/235003.aspx Two things I really want to emphasize: Good bug titles – we have lots of bugs in the database. Lots. It is important for the bug title to include words that…

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Code Snippets 101

I’ve been testing the new Code Snippets feature heavily the past couple of days. Meghan (Editor Dev Lead) and Sean (Editor PM) have good information about Code Snippets on the VS Editor blog: Code Snippets – a way to be more efficient in writing code Code Snippet – Schema Description Definitely let me know if…

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A Few Editor Tips and Tricks I Learned from the Full Test Pass

I’m getting close to finishing all of our manual test cases for our Full Test Pass, which has helped me tremendously to learn about my new feature area. Here is my list of tips and tricks that I’ve collected over the past couple of weeks: Tip #1 – Code Drag and Drop Make sure the…

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