Overview of Visual Studio 2017 and Updates for .NET Developers

Visual Studio 2017 first released in March of this year. Since then, there have been five updates with each bringing more improvements and capabilities. Every improvement is geared towards making you more productive and this post aims to give you an overview of the culmination of features to date. Read on to see how you… Read more

Test Experience Improvements

There have been several significant improvements to the test experience that range across Visual Studio and Visual Studio Team Services. These efforts involved frameworks and tooling for both .NET and C++, but all had a common goal: make testing with our developer tools a great experience. .NET Side-by-side Performance Comparison These improvements are best shown… Read more

Live Unit Testing in Visual Studio 2017 RC

We are very proud to introduce a new feature in Visual Studio 2017 called Live Unit Testing ! This feature will make it easy for you to maintain quality and test coverage during rapid development and take your productivity to a whole new level. Imagine you are fixing a bug in a code base which… Read more

Unit Testing Apache Cordova Apps with Visual Studio, Part 2

Part 1 of this post provided some background on unit testing with a basic example in Visual Studio for an app written with Apache Cordova. In this post we’ll make many improvements to that example using the process of test-driven development, which helps you separate the process of thinking about how to challenge a unit of… Read more

Unit Testing Apache Cordova Apps with Visual Studio, Part 1

See Part 2 of this series. Great apps—like great artists, actors, and athletes—are great performers. Human beings validate and continually improve their performances through extensive training, practice, rehearsals, and after-the-fact reviews. We achieve these same ends in software development through many levels of rigorous testing—or continuous validation—across the entire app lifecycle. Chances are you’ve heard… Read more

Visual Studio Update 1 RTM

Today we’re releasing Visual Studio 2015 Update 1. Let me be the first to thank everyone who installed these earlier releases, provided feedback, and helped us iron out the kinks. [The final release of Team Foundation Server Update 1 is also available today, which you can read about on Brian Harry’s blog.] I’ve already shared many… Read more

WPF in Visual Studio 2010 – Part 6 : Automated UI Testing

This is the sixth article in the WPF in Visual Studio 2010 series. This week, guest author Phil Price gives us his view of what it took to test the new WPF UI. – Paul Harrington Background This post covers an overview of techniques that we used to create and maintain automated user interface regression… Read more