VS Team System 2008 – Web Testing New Features

AJAX Requests & JavaScript Pop-ups

Currently VSTS 2005 requires an add-in tool called Fiddler to record AJAX requests. If you are not sure what AJAX is watch this video Measuring the Business Value of AJAX . As shown in the video using Fiddler we have the ability to capture AJAX requests, then using VSTS we are able to manage the Fiddler recordings in VSTS, see the requests in results and add the tests to our Load tests. If you watch the video the value AJAX adds is pretty impressive.

VSTS 2008 (ORCAS) now gives you a new feature, it captures AJAX requests with the web test recorder. 

Along with AJAX the web test recorder also is able to record JavaScript pop-ups.

Fiddler is no longer required – VSTS 2008 Web test recorder does the job.