Software Testing with Visual Studio 2010 (Microsoft Windows Development Series)

Software Testing with Visual Studio 2010 (Microsoft Windows Development Series)

Jeff Levinson

Language: English

Pages: 336

ISBN: 0321734483

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Software Testing with Visual Studio 2010 (Microsoft Windows Development Series)

Jeff Levinson

Language: English

Pages: 336

ISBN: 0321734483

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Use Visual Studio 2010’s Breakthrough Testing Tools to Improve Quality Throughout the Entire Software Lifecycle

 

Together, Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate, Visual Studio Test Professional 2010, Lab Management 2010, and Team Foundation Server offer Microsoft developers the most sophisticated, well-integrated testing solution they’ve ever had. Now, Microsoft MVP and VS testing guru Jeff Levinson shows exactly how to use Microsoft’s new tools to save time, reduce costs, and improve quality throughout the entire development lifecycle.

 

Jeff demonstrates how Microsoft’s new tools can help you finally overcome long-standing communication, coordination, and management challenges. You’ll discover how to perform first-rate functional testing; quickly create and execute tests and record the results with log files and video; and create bugs directly from tests, ensuring reproducibility and eliminating wasted time. Levinson offers in-depth coverage of Microsoft’s powerful new testing metrics, helping you ensure traceability all the way from requirements through finished software.

 

Coverage includes

 

•    Planning your tests using Microsoft Test Manager (MTM)

•    Creating test settings, structuring test cases, and managing the testing process

•    Executing manual tests with Microsoft Test Manager and Test Runner

•    Filing and resolving bugs, and customizing your bug reporting process

•    Automating test cases and linking automated tests with requirements

•    Executing automated test cases through both Visual Studio and Microsoft Test Manager

•    Integrating automated testing into the build process

•    Using Microsoft’s Lab Management virtualization platform to test applications, snapshot environments, and reproduce bugs

•    Implementing detailed metrics for evaluating quality and identifying improvements

 

Whether you’re a developer, tester, manager, or analyst, this book can help you significantly improve the way you work and the results you deliver—both as an individual right now, and as a team member throughout your entire project.

 

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usually evolves through interaction of the stakeholders, project management, development, and test during project definition and frequent reviews and adjustments as development progresses. Be careful, however, that the requirements do not go into how to achieve the functionality. That is the responsibility of the development team. As requirements are agreed upon, it is then the development team’s responsibility to deliver working software that meets these requirements. Business Value High-quality

portal (opens a web browser) Test Plan Manager Lists all the Test Plans in the current Team Project Test Configuration Lists all test configurations Manager Test Case Manager Lists all Test Cases in the current Team Project Lab Lab Shared Steps Manager Lists all the shared steps (reusable test steps) in the current Team Project Environments Contains all the physical and virtual environments ready for testing purposes 34 Chapter 3: Planning Your Te sting Figure 3-3: Connect to a Team

shows the test result for every run of this particular Test Case. The history of this Test Case is shown in Figure 4-27. Figure 4-27: Test Case Result History This Test Case has gone through “two” runs. Two is in quotes because it was actually only run once. However, when you set a Test Case to Blocked, a new test run is automatically created, and “Blocked” is the result of that test run. You can view the results of any test run from here. 102 Chapter 4: Exe cuting Manual Te sts EXERCISE

1 State of Testing T questions about the current crop of challenges and problems that plague the software testing process in organizations today. It offers some new ideas and approaches to testing. It can also give you a slightly different view on how you can accomplish testing with the Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 testing tools. Following this is a series of examples of major failures in testing as a reason for why we, as an industry, need to change our approach to testing. The chapter

examples of extremely high profile and expensive cases of the testing process not working correctly. And you have also seen how Microsoft is working to build tools that help to directly improve the role of testers in the software development process. In the next chapter you get your first look at these tools and the process starting with planning your testing efforts with Microsoft Test Manager. Citations National Institute of Standards and Technology. (2002). Planning Report 02-3, “The Economic

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