Test Expo Follow Up – Visual Studio Team System Testing Resources


As promised I have listed a number of useful links to get you started or help expand your existing knowledge of Testing using Visual Studio Team System


 


General Resources


 


Visual Studio Team System 2008 Test Developer Center


http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-gb/vsts2008/test/default.aspx


Visual Studio Team System 2008 Test Edition provides a comprehensive suite of testing tools for Web applications and services that are integrated into the Visual Studio environment. These testing tools enable testers to author, execute, and manage tests and related work items—all from within Visual Studio


 


Microsoft Tester Centre


http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-gb/testing


The Microsoft Tester Centre showcases the test discipline as an integral part of the application lifecycle, describes test roles and responsibilities, and promotes the test investments required to deliver high-quality software.


 


Testhouse – Our VSTS Testing Partners


http://www.testhouse.org


Testhouse is a global company specialising in Quality Assurance Consulting, Testing Solutions and Training.  They are a member of the Visual Studio Inner Circle programme and the main UK Partner focusing on testing using Visual Studio Team System.


 


Getting Started


 


If you’re completely new to Testing with Visual Studio Team System then I suggest you start with these short tutorials to give you an idea what is possible:


 


Short Video tutorials (<10 Mins)


http://www.asp.net/learn/vsts-videos/


Including:


Introduction to Manual Testing with Team System                                           (8 minutes, 56 seconds)


Introduction to Managing and Running Tests with Team System                (8 minutes, 37 seconds)


Introduction to Testing Web Applications with Team System                       (9 minutes, 43 seconds)


Introduction to Load Testing Web Applications with Team System            (9 minutes, 8 seconds)


Introduction to Unit Testing with Team System                                                  (10 minutes, 54 seconds)


 


When you’ve installed your trial copy of Visual Studio Team Suite 2008 that you picked up at the conference (see downloads below if you missed out) and you’re ready for some more detail and walkthroughs then have a look at these links:


 


Getting Started with Team System Testing Tools


http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms243146.aspx


 


Working with Manual tests


http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms182615.aspx


 


Working with Web tests


http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms182536.aspx


 


Working with Load Tests


http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms182561.aspx


 


Database Unit Testing with Team Edition for Database Professionals


http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb381703(VS.80).aspx


 


Some Additional Resources


 


Patterns & Practices Performance Testing Guidance for Web Applications


http://www.codeplex.com/PerfTestingGuide


 


Testing WebCasts on Demand


http://www.microsoft.com/events/series/Msdnvsts.aspx?tab=webcasts&id=42505


 


Ed Glass’ Content Index for Web Tests and Load Tests


http://blogs.msdn.com/edglas/pages/content-index-for-web-tests-and-load-tests.aspx


 


Windows Communication Foundation Load Testing


http://www.codeplex.com/WCFLoadTest


 


Blogs



 


Ed Glass on Load Testing


http://blogs.msdn.com/edglas/


 


IM Testy Blog


http://blogs.msdn.com/imtesty   


 


Dustin Andrews Blog


http://blogs.msdn.com/dustin_andrews/


 


Sean Lumley


http://blogs.msdn.com/slumley


 


Bill Barnett


http://blogs.msdn.com/billbar


 


Dennis Stone


http://blogs.msdn.com/densto   


 


Mike Taute


http://blogs.msdn.com/mtaute


 


Trials


 


Try Visual Studio Team System 2008 – Trial Software


http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-gb/vsts2008/products/cc268310.aspx


 


Visual Studio® Team System Code Name “Rosario” April 2008 CTP (VPC Image)


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=65d0e3bd-9df3-421a-804f-8f01bd90f0b4&displaylang=en&tm


 


Richard Erwin

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