If you have been in the software industry for any length of time, you have heard or even experienced release management practices - the good, the bad, and the ugly. If you are new to release management practices, it’s the “art” of building and deploying software into a consumer type of environment (yes, release management [...]
Even the term “vertical slice”, a common stumbling block in agile adoption, kinda implies a large-scale n-tier application. Modern architectures and agile can play nicer together than that!
Applies to Team Foundation Server 2012 (TFS) Test Manager Findings How can you import Unit tests into Test Manager for BVT suite? Solution and Steps 1) You can use the TCM command to import a Unit Test (and others) into Test Manager. 2) Build the project with Unit Test. 3) Open Developers Command Prompt for [...]
Working within a single Team Project with Team Foundation Server 2012 provides a lot of benefits. There are however many design consideration for working within a single team project and we need to consider all of the complexities that is entails.
Did you know that you can connect a Test Controller to Team Foundation Service? And if you can do that, can you create standard environments for automated deployment and testing against the cloud?
How do you make sure you’re rewarding, instead of punishing, your utility players for their versatility?
There has been quite a bit of buzz around the fact that integration with the popular distributed version control system Git has come to the Visual Studio stack. Northwest Cadence will be giving a one hour webcast with MSDN to talk about this specific integration. There are three main integration points along the Visual Studio stack [...]
What is the difference between an application deployment and environment deployment? To some, it sound like the same thing. The purpose of this blog post is to clarify the difference between “application deployment” and an “environment deployment”, as well as answer the question of “how each deployment practice fits into continuous delivery and improvement processes”. [...]
Headed to TechEd North America 2013 or TechEd Europe 2013 in June? Make sure to arrive a day early for the Pre-Conference! Steven Borg and Cheryl Hammond will be presenting at the Pre-Conference: Enterprise Agility Is Not an Oxymoron (seminar #12). This dynamic presenting duo is sure to impress and entertain, while providing applicable insights into [...]
You can enable Feedback support for users in Team Foundation Server 2012 very easily with a few simple permissions. This works great with Team Foundation Server and even better with Team Foundation Service.