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Start Live Unit Testing with Visual Studio 2017

March 3, 2017 | No Comments

In Visual Studio 2015, Microsoft introduced a feature called IntelliTest. It allows developers to go into their existing code base and create developer unit tests where there have not been any unit tests before. Even if the code has some level of unit test coverage, IntelliTest could be used to help uncover different test pathway that you might not have considered before. If you are not …

TFS “15” RC1 is Available!

August 10, 2016 | No Comments

TFS “15”, not to be confused with TFS 2015, has now reached Release Candidate status. This means this is a “go-live” release and will be supported by Microsoft when installed into production. As you look at the impressive list of improvements made in this release, you should keep in mind the minimum SQL Server requirement is now at SQL Server 2014 SP2. TFS 2015 Update 3 minimum …

TFS “15” Preview is Available & Fully Loaded!

July 26, 2016 | Comments Off on TFS “15” Preview is Available & Fully Loaded!

Team Foundation Server (TFS) “15” Preview A couple of weeks ago, the Visual Studio team announced and released Team Foundation Server (TFS) “15” Preview. This release includes recent product breakthroughs and advancements that had been available in VSTS (Visual Studio Team Services) and are now available for your on-premises installation. One thing to note is that the system specifications have changed for this release from previous …

Unit Testing with Visual Studio 2015’s IntelliTest

July 31, 2015 | No Comments

When you run IntelliTest, it examines your .NET code to generate not only unit tests but also test data for the unit tests to use. Based on the logical branch conditions it finds, tries to create tests to provide the maximum amount of code coverage. In case you were wondering, Microsoft has been working on this technology for a while. IntelliTest is based on the Pex …

Prepare to “Run IntelliTest” with Visual Studio 2015

July 17, 2015 | No Comments

Anyone who is doing agile development will preach about how you need developer unit tests in the code base in order for automated builds to be effective. If you don’t, all you really know is that your code compiles on a another machine without any handholding. In order for automated builds to be beneficial, you need to test to see if your compiled code actually works …

Visual Studio 2015 RTM is due July 20th

June 30, 2015 | No Comments

Earlier this week, Soma, Microsoft CVP of the Developer Division, shared that the final releases of Visual Studio 2015 — which includes Visual Studio, Team Foundation Server, Release Management, and .NET 4.6 — will be available for download on July 20th, 2015. In Soma’s announcement, he said “Visual Studio 2015 is a big release.  We are opening up Visual Studio to developers targeting new platforms – from …

Coded UI Testing with Excel XLSX files

June 26, 2015 | No Comments

I have been working with a number of clients recently setting up their Coded UI Tests to be data driven using Excel workbooks as their data source. There is a lot of articles out there showing how to use Excel as a data source, but they almost all reference the older Excel format, which is not based on the Open XML Format Spreadsheet file.

Ready to Move Forward with TFS 2013?

March 6, 2015 | No Comments

Are you and your organization still on the fence as to whether you should upgrade to TFS 2013 or Visual Studio Online (VSO)? The recent Microsoft announcement that mainstream support for TFS 2010 will end on July 4, 2015 could be a reason to start planning your migration sooner than later. TFS 2010 won’t stop working on July 4 but it does primarily mean that non-security …

Adding WSJF Calculation to your Feature/Epic WITs

February 17, 2015 | No Comments

A common topic when talking with clients is coming up with better ways to prioritize features in the backlog. Many product owners and Scrum Master might just look at the effort or stack ranking value and go from there. Then Scaled Agile Framework (aka SAFe) has a calculation rule called the Weighted  Shortest Job First (WSJF) method to help you prioritize features and it’s based on …

TFS to VSO Upgrade Made Easy

February 13, 2015 | 1 Comment

Since Microsoft released Visual Studio Online (VSO), the cloud version of Team Foundation Server (TFS), there has been a lot discussions about migrating on-premises versions of TFS to VSO. With the release of  OpsHub Visual Studio Online Migration Utility, going from TFS to VSO couldn’t be easier. Some background about this tool first. This tool is strictly designed to go from TFS to VSO. It migrates …

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