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  • Testing & ALM Mobile

    Plugging in with JustDecompile

    The new JustDecompile makes it easier than ever to find and load plugins.
  • .NET Testing & ALM

    Working With Visual Studio: A Familiar Environment

    As I mentioned in my last post's closing, Test Studio's plugin for Visual Studio lets developers and coding testers work right in an environment they’re familiar and comfortable with. You’ve undoubtedly customized Visual Studio to fit your particular needs: display settings, window behavior and layout, and any number of other plugins and productivity tools such as Telerik’s JustCode. Working with Test Studio inside of Visual Studio leaves you the ability to pull in other tools easily through NuGet. Do you prefer using NUnit or MbUnit for their powerful Assert and fluent interfaces? Go right ahead! (Note that you can also ...
    April 08, 2013
  • .NET Testing & ALM

    3 Key Ingredients for a Successful PMO

    Though most organizations now have some form of formal project management office (PMO), there is still no guarantee of project success or even PMO success. Indeed, a 2012 report from PM Solutions indicated that 87% of surveyed organizations have a project management office in place compared to only 47% in a similar study performed in 2000. Yet PMI reported in a study that as many as 68% of all projects fail to some degree. And as for PMOs, I have personally worked in or lead PMOs for four different organizations. One company experienced utter PMO failure…twice…another kept turning over their ...
  • .NET Testing & ALM

    Working With Visual Studio: Developers and Functional Testing

    Developers working on functional testing don’t have to be focused solely on coding tasks. They should also able to work with any of the tasks around creating, editing, and maintaining automated UI testing. Test Studio’s plugin gives developers (and coding testers!) the ability to work seamlessly with functional tests directly within Visual Studio. Working inside Visual Studio leaves team members with complete access to the critical features that make Test Studio Standalone so useful: Recorder: Record and update tests. Use the DOM explorer to craft custom find logic to ensure your tests make the best use of locators specific to your ...
    April 05, 2013
  • .NET Testing & ALM

    Working with Visual Studio: Write Code Where Needed - Part 2

    In the first part of this blog post we covered some common scenarios for setup and configuration of your tests to ensure the overall test suite maintainable over the long run. Now, we’ll talk about backing APIs, extended tests, and test oracles. Backing APIs As powerful as Test Studio is, every project will end up needing some form of coded infrastructure at some point. Backing APIs make it much easier to handle the setup and configuration tasks mentioned above. You could work with Test Studio Standalone and use an empty coded step in an empty test as ...
    April 04, 2013