I’m often asked to provide a solution for testers who wants to run automation but don’t want to work with Visual Studio (Or don’t have a license). You can run automation using MSTest or using VSTEST.Console command line tools, working with command line isn’t simple and friendly for testers: 1. Test Methods – How do I know which tests available in each Test Assembly? 2. Running list of tests – I what to control which tests to run and manage my own test plans. 3. Reporting – I want to get real time status on...
This is a question I get a lot – How to convert / create a work item from email?
So as you know me there is a tool for any question , here is an Outlook Add-In I wrote that allows you to create a work item from any email.
Download Wit-It 2013
Wit-It will also add attachments and links to the work item.
This post will show to manipulate MTM configurations and variables using TFS API, this post came after a customer raise a demand to add hundreds of configurations to MTM from external system. Download Demo Project I’ve created WPF Application and added the following assemblies into my project: Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Client Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Common Microsoft.TeamFoundation.TestManagement.Client.dll Microsoft.TeamFoundation.TestManagement.Common.dll Step 1: Connect TFS private void Button_Click(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
TeamProjectPicker tpp = new TeamProjectPicker(TeamProjectPickerMode.SingleProject, false);
if (tpp.ShowDialog() != System.Windows.Forms.DialogResult.OK) return;
Tfs = tpp.SelectedTeamProjectCollection;
Grp.IsEnabled = true;
I few weeks ago I wrote a post about Control\Reduce TFS DB Size after received a “There is not enough space on the disk” message. That post shows how to identify what Test Attachments types are taking so much space and using the MS Test Attachment Cleaner to remove them from TFS repository. Two things, first I don’t like using Command Line tool – I prefer UI, so using MS Test Attachment Cleaner isn’t my favorite. Second, there are other things beside Test Attachment what consume a lot of space in TFS. So I decide to create a...
I decide to write this post because I’m facing too many applications that crash, yes just crash – no massage or recovery just crash!!! For some application it feels like 50% chance to get an exception, for me when an application crashes frequently I stop using it when I can find a proper replacement, but not always I can find suitable a replacement. In case you don’t know what I’m talking about here is a small application I’ve created to demonstrate what I’m talking about. Now, it doesn’t required a lot of work to handle those unhandled...
Application Insights for Visual Studio Online lets you monitor your application by tracking events, exceptions, usage, counters and custom telemetry of your application.Currently AI is in preview and available only on VSO, but you can jump and start using it Today! Currently there is two versions of AI out there – the VSO version and Portal Version, if you’re using Visual Studio Update 3 or later, you’re probably using the portal version.As I wrote AI is currently in preview and doesn’t provide all the information this kind of service should provide - OS, Browser, GEO and more analytic data...
Many of my customers has already build large amount of Tests based on Coded UI, those tests running every build and every day, for a second everything looks just perfect, until a test failed with unexpected exception…. Then we need to understand why? the test failed because the new build broke the test? maybe something wrong with the test? So the obvious choice is adding logs to Coded UI, Coded UI has some basic logs capabilities, you can use either console, trace and TestContext to write logs inside your Coded UI Tests. Console.WriteLine("Console Writeline");
Now, if you...
Brian Harry post about this new experience a few weeks ago so in case you haven't heard about it here a glimpse. First if you don’t have VSO (Visual Studio Online) account it’s free and simple right here - http://www.visualstudio.com/For more information on VSO check out my presentation on VSO - http://blogs.microsoft.co.il/shair/2014/10/30/sela-open-house-visual-studio-online-application-insights/ Microsoft calling it “Load Test” but I think the proper term is High Scale Availability Check, because you can only test one Url, and you can’t add validations to the load so where there is not validations there is no Test. As the post title implies it’s...
Last week I had the pleasure to present at Sela open house on ALM & DevOps. My presentation about Visual Studio Online and & Application Insights is now available online so you can download and share inside you company. I hope you enjoyed and thank you for attending.
A week ago Microsoft announce that she’s dropping her annual fee, Starting September 16, 2014, all Windows and Windows Phone developer accounts in Dev Center will transition to a one-time only Dev Center registration fee.
Each developer will still have to pay 19$ but this is for lifetime account, a company will have to 99$ (once), the new entrance will allow you to choose which dashboard you want to enter and from there everything is pretty much the same.
Dropping of annual fees that is the big news for developers, pay 19$ for both Windows Phone 8 and Windows...