Deciding between MTM or Test Studio

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  1. Robert
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    Posted 19 Jun 2014 Link to this post

    Hi 

    I am currently researching into using MTM or Test Studio right now for our team. We already used the Telerik DevCraft tools and have done for some time, we work in Visual Studio and create both desktop and web based applications.

    I have some general questions:

    1. Are you still able to create Test Cases in TFS and/or requirements and then from within Test Studio use these Test requirements, Test Cases or Query on Priority levels of User Stories to create Test Suites like you can in MTM?

    2. When logging a bug can you still utilise the TFS bug logging features in the same way MTM does through TFS?

    3. When logging a bug does Test Studio capture in images all the steps performed up to the point the bug occurred?

    4. Can you still perform analysis on Tests results the same way that MTM does?

    5. Can you step up tests and link them to specific builds within a project in TFS?

    6. Does Test Manager connect in the same way to Visual Studio so that you connect to a Project in TFS then create a Test Plan and under this create Test Suites and Test Cases?

    7. Can you dock the Test Studio to the left or right of the screen when performing tests on an application or in a web browser.

    8. The main video focuses quite a bit on Web based testing, I assume you can test on desktop based applications with the same facilities and power as the web based applications?

    Sorry for the large number of questions. I can see from some of the videos and tutorials and documentation that Test Studio is very capable and goes beyond MTM in many ways but these are some of things I wanted more of a specific answer on.

    Many thanks for your help

    Rob


  2. Cody
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    Posted 23 Jun 2014 Link to this post

    Hello Robert,

    I'll do my best to answer your questions in sequence.

    Item 1) Our standalone IDE has no concept of test cases. We have a test priority property which can be used in dynamic test lists. Other than that this field is not actively used by our IDE. However you can associate a Test Studio test with an MTM test case and gain the same functionality that way.

    Item 2) What we capture is the full test log, which is in plain text, and a single snapshot of the browser at the point of failure if a test step failed.

    Item 3) See 2 above

    Item 4) I'm sorry but we know very little about how to use MTM. What is "perform analysis on Tests results"?

    Item 5) No not using our standalone IDE. But again, if you associate a Test Studio test with a test case in MTM you can use MTM's feature to accomplish the same thing.

    Item 6) We don't have a "Test Manager" like MTM.

    Item 7) Our standalone IDE is an independent window. You can place it anywhere you want on the desktop. It is totally separate and independent of the application being tested.

    Item 8) Only WPF based applications and Silverlight out of browser applications. Applications that are based on native C++ code or Microsoft Winforms are not supported.

    I hope that helps.

    Regards,
    Cody
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  3. Robert
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    Posted 25 Jun 2014 in reply to Cody Link to this post

    Thanks for your help that's great info.

    Kind regards

    Rob
  4. Cody
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    Posted 25 Jun 2014 Link to this post

    Hi Rob,

    Glad I could help. Let me know if you come up with more questions.

    Regards,
    Cody
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  5. Robert
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    Posted 25 Jun 2014 in reply to Cody Link to this post

    Thanks Cody, I do have another question as it happens, I posted the following but have not had a reply yet....

    I am trying to connect to a workspace in TFS where I had a project set up but I since deleted. I have created a new project and I am trying to connect now to that same workspace so I can check the new project in. It wont let me. it claims the "working folder is already in use by the same workspace on my computer". So its like I am already connected.

    I guess its because I deleted the original project from the workspace and I am now trying to connect again to check in a new project.

    how do I get round this please?

    Cheers

    Rob
  6. Cody
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    Posted 26 Jun 2014 Link to this post

    Hello Rob,

    I responded to your other post on this question.

    Regards,
    Cody
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