My Session in “Next Generation Testing with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010” Tomorrow

יום ראשון, פברואר 13, 2011

Tomorrow is a big day for me! I am about to give a session about testing with the Microsoft Testing Tools that were released with the Visual Studio 2010 and TFS 2010. Unfortunately the registration was closed a few days ago due to lake of sits. I apologize I know that many people couldn’t get a sit on time, some have personally called me but there is nothing I can do about it, we have saved the biggest room Microsoft has to offer. I will try to save another date for this event, I promise to publish the new date if there will...

Show Deleted Items In TFS Source Control

יום שני, ינואר 24, 2011

I have been asked this question many times, the scenario is: Developer deletes a folder/branch/file etc. The developer checks in his changes The developer likes to see the deleted items to check there history for example There are other scenarios that will require this functionality. So how do we do it? Step 1: Launch Visual Studio 2010 or Team Explorer 2010 Step 2: Click Tools –> Options Step 3: Click Source Control Step 4:  Click “Visual Studio Team Foundation” Step 5: Check the “Show deleted items in the Source Control Explorer” check box Step 6: Click OK The result is all the deleted files, folders, branches etc. are...
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Visual Verification With Coded UI Test (Image Comparison)

יום שני, דצמבר 20, 2010

There are times where we need to do a Visual Verification to our application, in Coded UI tests this task is now possible using the TestApi. “TestApi is a library of test and utility APIs that enables developers and testers to create testing tools and automated tests for .NET and Win32 applications. TestApi provides a set of common test building blocks -- types, data-structures and algorithms -- in a simple, layered, componentized and documented stack.” The TestApi can be downloaded here. A good explanation of how to add the Visual Verification to the Coded UI Test can be found in Ivo Manolov’s...

Visual Studio 2010 SP1 and TFS 2010 SP1–What’s New? (Summary)

יום ראשון, דצמבר 12, 2010

Since the release of the new SP1 beta of TFS 2010 and VS2010 that I have published about in my post: "Visual Studio 2010 And TFS 2010 Service Pack 1 Beta Has Released" ,  I have received a lot of questions about what’s new. I have just read a very good post by: “Learn TFS” that summarize all that is new in this service pack. You can read more in: “Visual Studio 2010 SP1 and TFS 2010 SP1 Roundup” Have Fun!!!

Visual Studio 2010 and Team Foundation Server(TFS) 2010 Virtual Machine Was Just Released

יום חמישי, דצמבר 9, 2010

A new Virtual Machine was released for evaluation purpose. The Virtual Machine is a preconfigured Team Foundation Server and Visual Studio with all the latest releases and patches. Download details pages: · Visual Studio 2010 RTM (Hyper-V) · Visual Studio 2010 RTM (Windows Virtual PC) · Visual Studio 2010 RTM (Virtual PC 2007 SP1) Overview from the site: This virtual machine is pre-configured with Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate and Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010. It is designed to provide an easy way to evaluate and learn the Visual Studio 2010 family of technologies. A set of hands-on-labs / demo scripts are...
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Visual Studio Test Manager 2010 – Exploratory Testing

יום שלישי, דצמבר 7, 2010

One of the things missing in most of the Testing Tools is the “Exploratory Testing”, where the tester runs an unmanaged tests which means that no steps reproduction is done when he finds a bug. Not Anymore… In Visual Studio Test Manager 2010 there is a great function called Exploratory Bug, so how do we use it? Step 1: First create a Test Case that will be the shell for the exploratory test, all you will need to do is write the Title and the meta data for the Test Case Step 2: Run the test case from the “Test Tab” Step 3: Check...

Feature Pack 2–Testing pack Is Available

יום שלישי, נובמבר 16, 2010

Finally it is here! I have writen about the feature pack 2 in my post: “New Feature Pack For Testing Is About To Be Delivered Including Silverlight Support!” You can download the feature pack only if you are a MSDN Subscriber and you have Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate Edition Premium Edition or Test Professional from here. The Feature Pack 2 is already including Feature Pack 1. Have Fun!!!

New Feature Pack For Testing Is About To Be Delivered Including Silverlight Support!

יום ראשון, נובמבר 14, 2010

A few days ago Brian Harry has announced the New Features and Testing Capabilities that will be released in what the call “Feature Pack 2” that is dedicated to the Testing World. Between these features there is the one thing that many are waiting for: The Recording for Silverlight! Below you can read more about the grate features that will be released with “Feature Pack 2”, the list is taken from Brian Harry’s post that you can read here. Has Soon as this pack will be released I will let you know... Testing Silverlight Applications Now you can test your Silverlight apps as well...

Coded UI Test Demo – Video Hebrew

יום שלישי, יוני 1, 2010

I have recorded a video demoing the Coded UI Test, I have put a lot of effort making it short and informative. I have recorded the video in Hebrew, I hope to upload an English version soon… This demo is based on a Coded UI Test User guide I have published in English, the first post of the guide is:  "Visual Studio 2010 Coded UI Test User Guide - Introduction" You can download the video from the following link: I have also uploaded the video to YouTube you can watch it here: Have Fun!!!

How To Do A Software Design Description (SDD) With Architecture Tools In Visual Studio 2010

יום ראשון, אפריל 25, 2010

When I work with customers on there Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) especially on the Development Process we always come to the question: “What about the SDD?” I must admit that the answer I had was: “Keep write word documents” I don’t need to tell you what was there response to that. Now with the Visual Studio 2010 Architecture Tools (Come with the Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate Edition) my answer changes to: “You can do it as part of your solution” The Architecture Tools supports the Unified Modeling Language (UML) Diagrams, you can create your diagrams in a Modeling project that is managed...