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  • .NET Testing & ALM

    The Brave New World of Mobile Testing

    Greetings, Testers. Peter and I have been thinking, talking and writing these past few weeks about changes we've seen over the past few years in the application development and testing field. I suspect that the most visible change to computing and applications — the one that, if you asked the average person on the street they would be most likely to mention — is the rise of mobile computing. The numbers vary between analysts, but I've seen reports estimating that somewhere on the order of 500 million smartphones[i] will have been shipped by the end of next year and ...
    September 19, 2013
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    JustCode! Now in .NET 4.0!

    In the past we’ve taken great pride in the new and exciting features we’ve added to our JustCode product. Be it the ability to run JavaScript unit tests in the same test runner as your C# and VB.Net code or the ability to debug decompiled code right in Visual Studio, the team has made pushing the envelope and delivering great innovative features a habit. And more great stuff is on the way!
    September 19, 2013
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    No, Grumpy Testers Don’t Have Cooties (Or, Why Devs Should Talk to Testers)

    Yesterday I wrote about things testers can learn from developers. Today I’d like to cover the flipside of that picture: what developers can learn from testers. Yes, there’s a significant amount of knowledge that can flow the other way, too! Developers can learn many things from testers that will help the team be more productive and ship better value to the customers. Unfortunately, devs will have to get past some stereotypes about testers. Too often testers get viewed as the angry, overly critical people who lose sight of important aspects of a project. Like focusing on shipping versus endless ...
    September 18, 2013
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    30 Days of TDD: Day Five – Make Your Code SOLID

    In the previous two posts we started our practice of TDD with a simple example of a requirement, a couple of test cases and tests to match. We implemented the code necessary to make those tests pass. Along the way we discussed some of the tools we’ll be using going forward, including NUnit and JustCode. In this post I’ll be discussing the SOLID principals and how they can help with your practice of TDD and help you write better software in general.
    September 18, 2013
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    The Importance of Prioritizing and Sizing Your Backlog for Agile Planning

    Prioritized and Sized Backlog For agile planning to work, you must have a prioritized and sized (estimated) backlog. A prioritized backlog is simply a list of work that needs to get done that is ordered by priority. Essentially, the work at the top of the list is the most important and should be done first. In many cases, customers have a difficult time prioritizing lists of features, however, this makes the prioritized backlog even more important to produce. Another requirement of this backlog is that each of the items must be sized, which is another way of saying that the ...
    September 18, 2013