Dave Lloyd has updated GetHistory a power tool for displaying work item history. Now you can export the work item history to excel. If your company has a audit process that has to be followed this tool may help you report on changes to requirements, test cases, bugs in just a few steps.
Click Get History to get the newest version. Keep your eye out on this tool you never know what features Dave may add!
Here is what you will see and hear from ObjectSharp's Microsoft MVPs at this event:
Metro (Win 8 + Mobile)
The Metro interface has the potential to change how a lot of people use computers. You've already seen a little of it in the Windows Phone. More if you have downloaded the Windows 8 consumer preview. In this session, we will demonstrate how the power exposed by Metro (through live tiles, push notifications, immersive user experiences, etc.) can be harnessed to provide a usable and intuitive application.
VS 11/.NET 4.5
We're still a few months away from its release, but the beta version of Visual Studio 11 and .NET 4.5 is available and with a Go-Live license too. With Visual Studio, reduction and simplification are the keywords. For .NET, assistance with parallelism this session is the big topic. Between these and other topics, the tools that will make your development life easier are covered.
TFS 2012/Test Manager 2012
The word in the TFS/Test manager world for 2012 is "Agile". Lightweight requirements gathering through PowerPoint Storyboarding. Additional reporting, including a task board, in TFS and exploratory/agile testing through Test Manager. Lots of new features to delve into and they will be in this session.
Check out all about it here.
Tomorrow Barry Gervin and I will be interviewed on AlignIT with Ruth Morton and Jonathan Rozenblit.
We will be discussing the Pros and Cons of upgrading to the next version of VS and TFS. Affectionately known as vNext or Dev11.
Feb 29th MS announced the release of Windows 8 Customer Preview and Visual Studio 11 Beta.
Looking forward to the discussions. Watch for it on AlignIT.
MTM needs a feature that allows testers to describe what an individual test case iteration is testing.
Right now I add a parameter to the last steps expected results "@Notes" and for each iteration of a test case I add to the Notes what I am testing in each iteration. Example would be testing a address site. My test case will go through all the address fields so any testing I would need can be done with parameters and iterations even boundary. But I need a easy way to identify what is being tested by an iteration.
Vote for this feature “Identifier that describes what each test case iteration is testing”
Check out instructions on how to create reports for your TFS2010 Test Results. There is also an example that you can follow.
Typemock is presenting a webcast “Introduction to Unit Testing” if your a tester this will be a good intro into unit testing. Pass this onto your developers even if they unit test.
Software testing isn’t just a task for QA. In order to prevent bugs and release quality code to market, you also need developer testing, including unit testing. Discover why you should start unit testing, and how you can get started with automated tests quickly.
Click below to register
Introduction to Unit Testing
I remember the first ever event we did in a theater. It was all about Whidbey, remember that? Then the next year Nick Van Exan our student and part time graphics guy created a movie poster to promote the event. I think it was Barry Gervin as Dr. Evil, very funny stuff.
The tradition continues.
ObjectSharp is pleased to present it's 2012 "At The Movies" event!
At this 3-hour live morning event at the Scotiabank Theatre, on Tues 1 May 9-12 noon, you will see and hear about Microsoft's new developer tools for 2012:
Metro (Win 8 + Mobile)
TFS 2012 + Test Manager 2012
...from ObjectSharp's MS MVPs: Dave Lloyd, Bruce Johnson, Barry Gervin, Colin Bowern, Deb Forsyth and Atley Hunter
PLUS: your admission includes:
Coffee + Popcorn + Soft Drinks
AND ... multiple draws for Microsoft and Telerik cool stuff!
What does it cost?
General Admission is $25 (or register by Friday April 14 and pay just $15)!
Register Online Now!
What if I have questions?
e-mail us at ATM@objectsharp.com
or call: 416-649-3690 (ext 0)
Karthik K.K has posted on LinkedIn (click to see) a chart that compares the features of Visual Studio & Test Manager to Quick Test Professional (QTP).
I like the last item:
|Visual Studio 2010 Test ||QTP ||Who’s Best |
|VSTS is cheaper and can be used for both development & testing. ||QTP is costlier and can be used ONLY for testing. ||VSTS |
VSTS can also be used by Business Analyst, Project Managers, and Stakeholders. It can assist teams being Agile or Scrum or Waterfall thru a process template. The process template can be customized to meet your company need. VSTS reports on all aspects of a project and can tell you at any time where in the project you are at, the quality of the project to date, the status of your requirements/user stories. You can have a “Requirement to Test Matrix” in seconds at anytime.
If this alone has got your attention and you want to know more contact me directly.
What is a Windows 8 Camp?
A Windows 8 Camp is a free, two-day event. During the Camp, you’ll discover HANDS-ON how to build your first Metro Style App for Windows 8. You’ll learn from experts in a low-key, interactive way and apply what you’ve learned with support from Microsoft Canada.
How do I register? Click below for the city nearest you.
o Toronto – May 22nd to June 1st, Microsoft Downtown Toronto Office
o Montreal – June 4th to June 8th, Microsoft Downtown Montreal Office
o Vancouver – June 11th to June 22nd, Microsoft Downtown Vancouver Office
· A Cornucopia of Windows 8 Goodness
· Windows 8 Consumer Preview
· Windows 8 Consumer Preview Product Guide for Developers
· Windows Dev Center
· Visual Studio 11 Beta
Harry Baran from Thoughtworks posted a blog that I think is very much worth sharing. Harry outlines in his posting some of the difference between unit testing in Agile to the Traditional approach.
Unit testing in any process needs to be getting the attention it deserves, if done right it can be an early quality indicator for the solution under development. Test teams need to get involved in unit testing to some capacity no matter what process/methodology being followed. Pair up your developers and testers, offer training to your testers in unit testing and coding, hire testers with coding skills, let your testers see and understand what is being unit tested.
To quote Harry Baran: “Unit tests are foundations of an agile project. They enable fast feedback, continuous testing, continuous integration and refactoring.”
As children we were taught to share, for some reason one of the most important aspects of developing an application has not been shared. Time to change that, isn’t it?
Unit Testing: Agile vs. Traditional Approach
Great write up Hari, thanks,