• .NET Testing & ALM

    Test Studio’s New Remote Execution Engine

    The upcoming 2013 R1 release of Test Studio comes with an entirely reworked remote execution and scheduling engine. The need for this change came from a desire to allow parallelization of test runs and to bring different test types into parity. When enterprises have many test machines, they often want to be able to run tests from a test list across these machines, rather than running them in series. We also wanted to bring load tests into parity with web tests, allowing them to be scheduled, as well as making them easier to set up. All of this is addressed by the new remote execution engine....
    July 31, 2013
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    360 iDev Conference

    Telerik is once again sponsoring the 360 iDev conference this year. It is being held on September 8-11 just outside of Denver in Lone Tree, Colorado. Two of us from the Test Studio Mobile team are attending and speaking on Monday afternoon. We're offering a 40% discount on tickets for our current users. Just go the the Registration page, click the Enter promotional code link, and enter the following: AoTDiscount This is an excellent event for anyone involved with or interested in iOS development. We hope to see you there. About the Author Anthony Rinaldi Anthony Rinaldi is the Product ...
    July 31, 2013
  • .NET Testing & ALM

    How to connect your project to Team Foundation Service

    Lately we've been getting getting a lot of questions on when we're going to have support for the Team Foundation Service.  As it turns out our current functionality for TFS also works for the Team Foundation Service. This has been tested with the new Q1 2013 release (currently only available on our website as Beta but soon to officially released). But it should work with older version as well. Here are the steps to follow in order to establish a successful connection and work with Team Foundation Service: First ensure that the user has the necessary permissions to access the ...
    July 26, 2013
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    The Relationship Between Exploratory Testing and Test Automation

    There is a lot of information (and misinformation) on the role and value of exploratory testing in the testing process.  Many teams plan their testing practices based on verifying that requirements have been met, and that is an important approach. But software quality is more than just meeting requirements.  Sometimes requirements make assumptions that aren’t tested through requirements-based testing, and aren’t discovered until defects not related to requirements are found.  Also, many times requirements are focused strictly on business functionality, and don’t look beyond that to other parts of an application. Exploratory testing, on the other hand, relies on the ...
    July 26, 2013
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    Asking the Wrong Questions on Test Automation

    Whether at conferences or in casual discussions at companies, I talk to a lot of testers and in particular testing managers about the benefits of automation.  Almost to a person, they ask some variation of the following: “It will take a lot of money and time to buy tools and training, and get up to speed on effectively building automated tests.  When will we see a return on this investment?” I understand where that question is coming from.  Even a mid-sized testing organization is likely spending tens of thousands of dollars, and giving up hundreds of hours of productive testing ...
    July 24, 2013