New Features in Visual Studio 11 Beta Unit Testing

May 1, 2012 0

This blog post presents the changes to unit testing made in the new version of Visual Studio. The Test View and Test Results windows have been replaced by the Unit Test Explorer, a new user interface that let developers quickly interact with their tests. Third party test frameworks are supported by a new test meta-runner that coordinates and controls the flow of data between the user interface and the underlying test frameworks. Visual Studio will also provide a true native unit testing framework for C/C++. A new test isolation and stubbing framework for managed .NET code called Visual Studio Fakes has been added. A new feature allows also to tests after each successful build. Some Visual Studio 2010 test features have been removed.

Acceptance Testing with Visual Studio 2010 Microsoft Test Manager

April 16, 2012 0

This blog post provides a detail process on how to write  acceptance tests for the UI using Visual Studio 2010 Microsoft Test Manager and Fit style tables.  Fit tables, originally defined for the fitnesse open source software testing tool, allow stakeholders and business analysts to enter expected input and the proper output in a tool they are comfortable wit, like word processor or a spreadsheet.

Using Generate from Usage for TDD with Visual Studio

February 15, 2012 0

This article provides a process to integrate Test-Driven Development in the maintenance of a .NET application. You will first write the tests that will prove your new code gets the same results as the legacy code. Then you isolate new code into separate methods or classes that you can test independently. You break down the requirements into simple valid tests. Finally you check to see that you have not introduced a new bug. While you are doing this, let Visual Studio generate the utility code for you and find a tool to run your tests continuously like AutoTest.NET.

Improving Developer-Tester Collaboration with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010

February 2, 2012 0

This video describes the six mechanisms in Visual Studio 2010 that enable more effective collaboration between developers and testers. These mechanisms include tools to create actionable bugs, debug historical events, and automate functional testing. Effective collaboration between developers and testers is paramount and can make the difference between shipping quality applications on time, or slipping because bugs are found late.

Test Tools Configuration in Visual Studio

November 23, 2011 0

Have you visited the treasures of Visual Studio Menu bar tools | Options | Test Tools lately? The options to enable disable prompts on creating, editing, deleting or running manual/automated tests can be controller from here. The default test project language and default test types created on a new test project creation could be selected/unselected from here.

Load and Web Performance Testing with Visual Studio

November 14, 2011 0

Load testing is almost always conducted to address one or more risks related to expense, opportunity costs, continuity, and/or corporate reputation. In two blog posts, Tarun Arora discusses the topic. In part 1, he explains why Performance Testing the application is important, presents the test tools available in Visual Studio Ultimate 2010 and various test rig topologies. In part 2, he analyzes the details of web performance and load tests as well as why it’s important to follow a goal based pattern while performance testing your application.

.NET Debugging Tools

November 3, 2011 0

Many developers are not aware of all of the debugging features in Visual Studio, because debugging in Visual Studio “just works.” This article provides an overview of debugging features of Visual Studio that are often ignored by developers like actions in the Breakpoints window or data visualizers. It also discusses external tools and third-party tools you can add to your debugging toolkit.

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