July 10, 2012
Importing source code into TFS
Summary In this video, we discuss some of the challenges of migrating source code to TFS and how we approach these conversions. Also, we discuss our approach to branching source code during the migration to TFS. And finally, we will demonstrate a source code import into TFS using a custom application that we wrote. Importing source ...
June 07, 2012
Come see Crosslake at Agile 2012!
James Waletzky of Crosslake spoke at the Agile 2012 conference in Dallas, TX on Thursday, August 16 @ 3:30pm. The talk was entitled “Slow Down to Go Fast: Lessons Learned Shipping Bing Voice Search on Xbox : James Waletzky, Randy Santossio” and covered some best practices for Agile teams working in an enterprise environment. Hear ...
April 27, 2012
Classifying manual tests in Microsoft Test Manager
Automated tests in TFS have a very helpful method of categorizing tests. With the addition of a .NET attribute on the test method, you can add categories to your tests such as “unit,” “BVT,” “smoke,” or any string you can envision. As this MSDN article describes, you can do this via the UI in Visual ...
April 26, 2012
Smoke tests vs. BVTs
Lately, I have seen some confusion at the level of testing that should be done when a daily build is generated. How do we know that the daily build is ready for general consumption? Although general definitions vary throughout the industry, below, I will provide our definitions of “smoke test” and “build verification test,” which ...