4 10, 2016

The Day of the Tester is Over – Long Live the Tester!

By | 2016-10-04T14:52:57+00:00 October 4th, 2016|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), DevOps, Software Testing|1 Comment

DevOps is radically changing the culture, tools and processes of most teams. Those that don’t embrace this change are in danger of extinction. However, in order to deploy more frequently with better quality, teams must embrace continuous testing. But aren’t testers part of Waterfall and two-year release cycles? Doesn’t the new world of frequent, rapid [...]

9 06, 2016

Dev/Test in the Cloud

By | 2016-06-09T11:27:45+00:00 June 9th, 2016|Application Development, Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Azure, DevOps, Software Testing|0 Comments

Northwest Cadence enjoyed partnering with Microsoft to create and deliver virtual training sessions on DevOps. We are so excited to be able to share these sessions with you for your on-demand viewing! Why Dev/Test in the Cloud? Join Rodrigo de Carvalho, Microsoft Product Marketing Manager, and Steven Borg, Northwest Cadence Co-Founder and Strategist, for these [...]

11 02, 2016

DevOps is a Culture, Not a Team

By | 2016-02-11T12:00:00+00:00 February 11th, 2016|DevOps, Software Testing|2 Comments

I recently worked at a customer that had created a DevOps team in addition to their Ops and Development teams. While I appreciated the attempt to improve their processes, inwardly I was horrified. Just as DevOps is not a product, I think it is bad practice to create a DevOps team. DevOps is a culture [...]

15 09, 2015

5 Simple Ways To Build a Better DevOps Organization

By | 2015-09-15T15:17:46+00:00 September 15th, 2015|Agile, Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Azure, Coded UI, DevOps, Kanban, Lean, Practices, Process, Release Management, Release Management, Scrum, unit testing|2 Comments

Like successful Agile transformations, becoming a mature DevOps organization takes time and requires a mindful approach. Effective DevOps practices are not born- they are grown. And, just like Agile transformations, you must take on a build-measure-learn approach to your DevOps transformation if you are building a mature practice. Modern and mature DevOps practices include (in no particular [...]

2 09, 2015

Hack Your Agility: Can Your Organization Truly Become Agile?

By | 2015-09-02T15:11:27+00:00 September 2nd, 2015|Agile, Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Coded UI, Hack Your Agility, Kanban, Lean, Practices, Process, Scrum, Software Testing, unit testing|0 Comments

Are your projects managed by a traditional PMO? Is your company culture all about planning? Are your executives expecting gantt charts, EV, and strong budgetary management of your software projects? Are you trying to transition from a traditional SDLC to an agile SDLC? If your organization follows a more traditional SDLC and you want to [...]

13 07, 2015

Hack Your Agility: Increase Your Unit Testing

By | 2015-07-13T10:41:10+00:00 July 13th, 2015|Agile, Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Coded UI, Hack Your Agility, Kanban, Lean, Practices, Process, Scrum, Software Testing, unit testing|0 Comments

Are you creating unit tests for the code you're developing?  What is your current code coverage? Can you easily identify when a change might break your required functionality? Unit testing offer many advantages.  They reduce bugs in both new and existing features.  They force you to make better design decisions and help you better understand [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

26 06, 2012

End-to-End ALM Summer/Fall 2012 Events

By | 2012-06-26T13:36:08+00:00 June 26th, 2012|Kanban, Lean, Microsoft Test Manager, Scrum, Software Testing, Team Foundation Build, Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio 11|1 Comment

Please join us for our End-to-End Summer/Fall 2012 Events! Below are the links to these specific sessions.  For a complete list of all the events Northwest Cadence has to offer, please visit our events page. If you have any questions in regards to events, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at events@nwcadence.com.

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 [...]