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18 04, 2014

Custom Web Performance Test Plugin

By | 2014-04-18T10:30:28+00:00 April 18th, 2014|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Software Testing, Tools, Visual Studio 11|6 Comments

I was recently doing a workshop on Web Performance and Load Testing in Visual Studio when we stumbled upon a testing scenario that required an input of unique invoice identifiers. Essentially, the business logic would fail to create an invoice if the identifier matched one that already existed. This seems like a trivial problem, but [...]

3 01, 2014

Configure Release Management for Visual Studio 2013

By | 2014-01-03T10:18:49+00:00 January 3rd, 2014|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Release Management, Release Management, Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio 2013|26 Comments

In this post, I’m going to walkthrough how to set up Release Management for the first time. This will include installing and configuring the Release Management Server, the Release Management Deployment Agent, creating an environment, and deploying our favorite application from Microsoft, Tailspin Toys. Release Management Server Much like the installers for the rest of [...]

3 06, 2013

Load Testing with Team Foundation Service

By | 2013-06-03T11:57:58+00:00 June 3rd, 2013|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio ALM|0 Comments

Load Testing with Team Foundation Service was announced today at TechEd North America and on Brian Harry’s blog in his Visual Studio 2013 post: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/bharry/archive/2013/06/03/visual-studio-2013.aspx. This is a new service that can be thought of as “cloud load testing.” The new service will now enable teams to perform load testing on their apps without having [...]

16 04, 2013

Git Integration with Visual Studio

By | 2013-04-16T16:13:14+00:00 April 16th, 2013|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio ALM|0 Comments

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 [...]

8 04, 2013

Web Performance and Load Testing with Visual Studio 2012 – Remote Execution

By | 2013-04-08T11:15:11+00:00 April 8th, 2013|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Practices, Software Testing, Tools, Visual Studio 11, Visual Studio ALM|72 Comments

Building quality into software is often a huge speaking point here at Northwest Cadence. We believe that testing and coding should be done simultaneously, and that everyone on the team is responsible for the quality of the software – not just the testers. One major form of testing that can go unnoticed for quite some [...]

22 10, 2012

Add a Hyperlink to Work Item Changed Alert Email

By | 2012-10-22T15:17:23+00:00 October 22nd, 2012|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Uncategorized, Visual Studio 11, Visual Studio Team System|3 Comments

I was tasked to customize the email that was sent out when an alert has been set up to send an email on a work item changed event in Team Foundation Server 2012 (TFS2012). The customization was to add a static link to the work item, which is actually a good lead into doing more [...]

10 08, 2012

Public and Private Hyper-V Networks in Windows 8

By | 2012-08-10T15:52:47+00:00 August 10th, 2012|Uncategorized|6 Comments

Introduction Once Windows 8 RC was released, and Hyper-V for the client OS was working, I was immediately excited. I could now have virtual machines run locally without having to install a server operating system onto my machine. I got my machine up and running with the Windows bits, and I then tasked myself into [...]

2 08, 2012

Process Template Metastates in TFS 2012

By | 2012-08-02T10:05:14+00:00 August 2nd, 2012|Process, Visual Studio 11, Visual Studio Team Foundation Server|0 Comments

Introduction Team Foundation Server 2012 brings a ton of new features that are revolved around the software team. Software team is pretty subjective, but for this blog post we can define it to include anyone that has anything to do with the development lifecycle. This isn’t limited to the immediate team (developers, testers, ops, etc.), [...]

29 02, 2012

Unit Testing in Visual Studio 11

By | 2012-02-29T08:38:36+00:00 February 29th, 2012|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio 11|1 Comment

There are some great features of Unit Testing in Visual Studio 11. I am excited to see how the new version of Visual Studio brings new features and abilities, improving upon some things that were difficult in 2010. Creating Unit Tests First things first, you’ll want to know how to create and run a unit [...]

29 02, 2012

Test Impact Analysis in Visual Studio 11

By | 2012-02-29T08:27:53+00:00 February 29th, 2012|Coded UI, Software Testing, Visual Studio 11, Visual Studio Team Foundation Server|2 Comments

Introduction In Visual Studio 2010, you had the capability of opening up the Test Impact Analysis (TIA) window, running your unit tests, and getting test impact analysis results. While Test Impact Analysis has not been taken out of Visual Studio 11, it has radically changed. Visual Studio 2010 Below is a screen shot of what [...]