Evolving the Visual Studio Test Platform – Part 3: .NET Core, convergence, and cross-plat

[This is the 3rd post in the series on evolving the Visual Studio Test Platform. You can read the earlier posts here: Evolving the Visual Studio Test Platform – Part 2, Evolving the Visual Studio Test Platform – Part 1] As .NET Core draws an ever-growing community of developers with existing assets and experiences, it… Read more

How to use Test Step using REST Client Helper?

Test Case is the backbone for all manual testing scenarios. You can create test case using the web client from Test or Work hubs OR from Microsoft Test Manager (MTM), which then are stored in Team Foundation Server or Visual Studio Team Services. Using these clients you can create test artifacts such as test cases… Read more

Test & Feedback – Collaborate with your team

In the previous blogs, we have gone through the first two steps – Capture your findings and Create artifacts. In this blog, we will take you through the third step i.e. Collaborate. Test & Feedback extension provides many ways in which teams can collaborate with one another to drive the quality. You can use the… Read more

Test & Feedback extension – Create artifacts

In the previous blog “Test & Feedback – Capture your findings“, we discussed the full “Capture” capability of the Test & Feedback extension. Once all the findings have been captured, the next step is to create rich actionable work items that can be consumed by the team. In this blog we will focus on the… Read more

Test & Feedback – Capture your findings

Test & Feedback extension allows everyone in team, be it developers, testers, product owners, user experience, leads/managers etc. to contribute to quality of the application, thus making it a “team sport”. It enables you to perform exploratory tests or drive your bug bashes, without requiring predefined test cases or test steps. This extension simplifies the… Read more

Parallel Test Execution

An early post on Parallel Test Execution drew attention to its subtle semantics. Three considerations directly contributed to that (1) Reach (2) Composability (3) Non-disruptive roll out. The Visual Studio Test Platform is open and extensible, with tests written using various test frameworks and run using a variety of adapters. To reduce on-boarding friction, the… Read more

Tracking branch health and identifying flaky tests in RM driven test automation

In my previous blog post, I had written about how we have a single Release Definition for our team which runs all the test environments in parallel.  Now that Release Management supports branch based filters while listing releases, it is very easy to track the health of a particular branch.  Further, with the work the… Read more

Announcing General Availability for Test & Feedback extension (formerly Exploratory Testing extension)

Today, we are excited to announce the general availability of Test & Feedback extension (formerly Exploratory Testing extension), and this extension is free for all. With agile practices becoming more prevalent, release cycles have become shorter. It doesn’t leave much time for teams to identify all scenarios, record the steps that need to be followed, plan… Read more

Announcing MSTest V2 Framework support for .NET Core 1.0 RTM

MSTest V2 is now supported on .NET Core 1.0 RTM. API changes in .NET Core 1.0 leading up to RTM (see #7754), were blocking users of the MSTest V2 packages we had released for .NET Core 1.0 RC2. Not any more (see #10713), we are pleased to note. This continues to be a preview release, and… Read more

Evolving the Visual Studio Test Platform – Part 2

As promised in the previous post, what follows is a recap of all of the Testing-related features implemented and delivered in the Visual Studio 2015 cycle until now. Each of the features might be relevant at a different stage in the lifecycle, but together they serve the single purpose of enabling efficiency – and overlaid… Read more