Posting our Visual Studio Core Nightly test cases for review on the blogsphere

A couple of months ago, I posted an entry called What is a Nighlty Test Case? I mentioned how I’ve been tasked with coming up with a way to share our team’s nightlies with the community for review. I’ve been working on this off and on this week, and I now have several nightlies ready to be posted.

In all fairness, especially since this is something we haven’t done before (to the best of my knowledge), I’m going to post three nightlies that I originally wrote the test spec, implemented the library work, and wrote the test case code for. Even though I own the Editor now, it just didn’t seem right to me to post someone else’s work to “test the waters.” Anyways, I have thick skin, so let me know what feedback you have.  Seriously, we want to hear your feedback.

Once I get a good feel for how to post the nightlies (as articles? As individual posts or combined posts? Etc.), we’ll start posting other feature areas for review on the team blogs. I??m just using my blog right now as the testing-grounds, but if I wrote it, it’s going to show up here, regardless.

If I could, I would disable the 30-day limit for posting comments. I’m hoping that if people have comments after the 30-day limit, they’ll use the blog contact form. I’ll mention this at the bottom of every Nightly post as a reminder that people can still send feedback. Hopefully one day we’ll be able to disable this on a per post / blog basis.

Comments (4)

  1. David Kyle says:

    What tools do you use to run these tests?

  2. sara ford says:

    We use an internal tool called Maddog. This post explains it all (rather, points to the post that explains it all)

  3. David Kyle says:

    Thank you very much!

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