Not a Windows 8 machine, but you do want to start creating Store Apps … the possibilities.

There are two good workarounds when you want to start playing/ learning to develop Windows 8 Store Apps, but you aren’t able to due to a machine limitations or company policies.    1: Windows 8 Virtual Labs The first is accessible for everybody, but a bit limited. Microsoft provides se... [More]

Hands-on Visual Studio 2012 Workshops - What to do with your free Azure MSDN subscription.

I run workshops. Instead of boring lectures, I give the attendees the opportunity to get real hands-on experience and feel the scenario instead of listing only. Specially the Visual Studio 2012 ALM scenario’s are really nice, the attendees work together on a scenario like: code review, feedbac... [More]

TFSPreview with a Windows Store Apps build on Azure

The Hosted Team Foundation Service build doesn’t support building Windows Store Apps. A lot of other environment are supported but Azure doesn’t allow you to run a Windows 8 Client. So, no Windows Store Apps build agent on Azure. You could setup a local machine with Windows 8, configure a build ... [More]

Continuous Quality with Visual Studio 2012 (deck)

A deck covering software quality related topics supported by Visual Studio 2012. Test Tooling in Visual Studio 2012 an overview from Clemens Reijnen   and the PowerPoint web app viewer… Dit is een ingesloten Microsoft Office-presentatiebestand dat mogelijk is gemaakt door Office Web Ap... [More]

Article in the Methods & Tools Fall 2012 PDF Issue

  Download http://www.methodsandtools.com/mt/download.php?fall12here my article in Methods & Tools Fall 2012 PDF Issue, covering 5 Method and Tool Tips for Testing in Scrum.                           ... [More]

Visual Studio 2012 Launch | Sogeti

It was great to be part of the Visual Studio 2012 launch. (picture below taken from my Edgewater hotel room, with on the left side a view on the event location) A lot happened the past weeks, video recordings, interviews, photo shoots and a trip to Seattle the launch event. Below some pictures an... [More]

Sogeti Visual Studio 2012 case study

See below the written case study bout our early adoption work for Visual Studio 2012, Improved Application Lifecycle Management Tools Help IT Firm Speed Development. This is an embedded Microsoft Office document, powered by Office Web Apps.     The case study is also available on Micr... [More]

MTM Coded UI Test automation investment, when to use what.

All validation (test) activities cost money. So, every activity to test a system should be executed as efficient as possible (see also the ‘testing in sprint’ series on this blog). Adding automation to the execution of these validation saves execution time, which saves money. But, specifying, creati... [More]

10. Getting Testing Done in the Sprint – the Definition of Done

Are we done? When this is unclear the team will do too less or too much. Both are bad. The Definition of Done helps to define when you are done, the same as a master test plan helps to define the test levels. A good definition of done specific for your team and project will definitely help knowing w... [More]

09. Getting Testing Done in the Sprint – Test Tasks on the Board

It seems obvious that you need to have activities in the sprint for your testing activities. At least when you have something in your Definition Of Done what covers testing, like: Test Complete Integration tested done Functional testing done Regression testing done Performance t... [More]