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  • Testing & ALM

    30 Days of TDD – Day 25 – Reader Question #1

    We asked our users to send in their TDD questions with the promise to answer the best five as blog posts. In this post the first user question for the 30 Days of TDD series is answered.
    December 03, 2013
  • .NET Testing & ALM

    Using Test Studio Load Testing With Mobile Clients

    Testing with mobile clients is difficult, but it’s an essential part of load testing applications today.  A large and ever-increasing percentage of application traffic comes from mobile devices, and the unique interactions and communication aspects of these devices has to figure into how we understand the load on the application. Test Studio 2013 R2 lets testers record test scripts on mobile devices and capture that traffic within Test Studio.  Those scripts can be managed like any other Test Studio script, and played back as a part of a load test.  Moreover, you can set the percentages of traffic from individual ...
    November 27, 2013
  • Testing & ALM

    30 Days of TDD – Day 24 – Strictly Mocking

    As I mentioned in my previous post, TDD is easy to do in a green field situation. However for most developers these types of projects are few and far between. Sometimes the brown field project we’re working on don’t lend themselves to unit testing. In the last post I demonstrated how Future Mocking can help in situations where mocking is difficult due to the use of statically bound dependencies. In this post I’ll show how using strict mocking can help ensure that you’re “after the fact” mocks of dependencies and methods are in line with how these components actually work.
    November 25, 2013
  • .NET Testing & ALM

    Distribute Your Tests

    As your suite of tests - both functional UI tests and load tests - grows, so should your use of Test Studio's more advanced features; there's no reason to be running your tests by hand. Craft your tests well, use good test lists, and finally spread out the processing. Test Studio's new remote execution engine makes distribution and scheduling of your tests easier than ever. When you start the setup for remote execution, there are some details you'll need to know. There are a few components that you’ll be using: A storage service, which is connected to a ...
    November 25, 2013
  • .NET Testing & ALM

    Two Agile Myths- BUSTED!

    Agile is just a series of waterfalls There’s a lot more to being agile than just shortening the cycle. The waterfall process is defined by stages (or tollgates) that happen in serial - Requirements, Design, Construction, Verification, and then Maintenance. Agile incorporates all of these tasks in parallel, with a focus on collaboration, rapid feedback loops and the embracing of change. Each story (or item of value) moving through an agile queue can be labeled with similar states from waterfall. This does not make the sprint mini-waterfalls. Since the transitions are at the feature/story level (and not at the project ...
    November 22, 2013