By Jeff Levinson

Use visible Studio 2010’s leap forward checking out instruments to enhance caliber in the course of the complete software program Lifecycle


Together, visible Studio 2010 final, visible Studio try specialist 2010, Lab administration 2010, and group origin Server provide Microsoft builders the main refined, well-integrated checking out answer they’ve ever had. Now, Microsoft MVP and VS trying out guru Jeff Levinson indicates precisely how you can use Microsoft’s new instruments to save lots of time, decrease expenses, and enhance caliber through the whole improvement lifecycle.


Jeff demonstrates how Microsoft’s new instruments might actually help ultimately conquer long-standing conversation, coordination, and administration demanding situations. You’ll realize tips on how to practice quality sensible checking out; speedy create and execute exams and list the consequences with log documents and video; and create insects without delay from checks, making sure reproducibility and getting rid of wasted time. Levinson bargains in-depth insurance of Microsoft’s strong new trying out metrics, aiding you verify traceability all of the method from necessities via entire software.


Coverage includes


•    making plans your assessments utilizing Microsoft attempt supervisor (MTM)

•    developing try out settings, structuring attempt circumstances, and handling the trying out process

•    Executing guide assessments with Microsoft try out supervisor and attempt Runner

•    submitting and resolving insects, and customizing your computer virus reporting process

•    Automating try out circumstances and linking computerized assessments with requirements

•    Executing automatic try out situations via either visible Studio and Microsoft try supervisor

•    Integrating automatic trying out into the construct process

•    utilizing Microsoft’s Lab administration virtualization platform to check purposes, image environments, and reproduce bugs

•    enforcing precise metrics for comparing caliber and deciding upon improvements


Whether you’re a developer, tester, supervisor, or analyst, this publication might help considerably increase how you paintings and the consequences you deliver—both as anyone immediately, and as a crew member all through all your project.


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