Running Automated Tests on Physical Environments, the different flavors…

There are multiple ways to execute your test automation effort, you can run them from and on Microsoft Test Manager, from and on Visual Studio, during the build and on the Build Server or during the build on Test Agents configured with Test Controllers or … many flavors. so, where should you execute your automated tests, and how should you configure your test infrastructure. Where to run your automated tests, and how to configure the test infrastructure?   The different flavors Flavor A: Execution from VS2010…   Purpose: Real developer test / test automation dry run.  A valid scenario is when Developers... [More]

CodedUI Test Builder - Crosshair highlights UI Control wrong …

Within Visual Studio you can create UI tests by manual execute the action on the application uner test.   How to: Generate a Coded UI Test by Recording the Application Under Test To add an assertion for the test you can use the crosshair, which selects the UI control and lets you select the properties you want to test. The UI Test Builder visualizes your selection by a blue highlight around the selected UI control. in the screenshot below this highlighting goes wrong, and it goes wrong for every control…  pretty annoying. It is a kind of strange behavior and has some relation with the Test Runner error when you try to create an action recording for a web applicat... [More]

IASA Netherlands Inaugural Event

The Dutch IASA chapter is having their inaugural event in Amersfoort, Netherlands, January 27, 2011, hosted at Sogeti from 4pm-8pm. They will be welcoming active participation across the entire IT architecture profession. For more information on this chapter or for the inaugural event, please visit the Dutch chapter page on Agenda 16:00 What is IASA and what does Architecture certification bring? (Dennis) 17:00 Dinner / Networking 18:00 Martin van den Berg (Enterprise Architecture) vs Robert Deckers (Solution Architecture) – Panel Discussion - moderator Clemens Reijen 19:15 IASA Curriculum and Architecture Training (Angelo Hulshoff, Dylan van Iersel) 20:00 Discussion... [More]

MTM Azure Data Diagnostic Adapter a nice ALM for Cloud scenario …

Collect Azure events, performance data and trace logs during test execution and populate them in the test result and bugs reports. So, team members easily can see what happened in the cloud (for any instance) during the test case for faster and better bug solving. Azure logs can get big and fuzzy, this together with the locally captured (and removed) data by instances, will make it hard to use these logs for testing scenario’s. The test execution date is most often not the same date the developers looks at it, this results in the fact that when the developer wants to look in the Azure logs, events and/ or performance counters he/she has to dive in to the mass amount of collected data, i... [More]

(in dutch) Het vakgebied Testen, De Next step… op de TMap dag

Komende woensdag op de TMap dag geven Ben Visser en ik een workshop over de veranderende rol van de tester [in de Application Lifecycle]. Hier meer info: en hier aanmelden: Aanmelden TMap Dag 2010

Custom Diagnostic Data Adapter capture the Webcam

Capture the webcam while testers execute a test case with Microsoft Test Manager… had this discussion today with a customer when talking about Diagnostic Data Adapter. Just for fun we decided that this would be a great adapter…   and just for fun I made one this evening… Set the Diagnostic Data Adapter to capture images at the beginning and at the end of the test case. I didn’t captured the complete video, only images… would be interesting to make one also with indexing on test steps, to see how users act while executing a step, and make it picture in picture with the screen recording… anyway, it adds the two images as attachments. I used this MSDN example:  Sample Proj... [More]

Microsoft Test Manager Hotfix available: VS10-KB2387011

This hotfix fixes: 11 Crashes and exceptions , 5 Memory leaks and 6 Other issues… download and install it…

Microsoft Test Manager Test Case Specification what kind of action to use

A test step within a test case in Test Manager (MTM) can be a normal action step or a validation action step, and both of them can contain additional information (attachments). See image three steps: normal action step action step with validation normal action step with attachment (validation action step can also contain an attachment) The question is: what kind of action steps do I need to use for my test case… Most often, actually almost always, I see test cases with only validation action steps in MTM. Something like this: You're not alone with only validation action steps, see the test case in these articles and posts, most of them write these kind of test cases ... [More]

CTRL + P in PowerPoint

Pressing Ctrl+P in PowerPoint while in presentation mode shows the pointer… no rocket science. See section Slide Show Controls. But when you press this keyboard combination while the Slide show plays an embedded video (something I often do for demo’s), the video stops playing… magic and very easy. So, when you want to break an embedded video, it’s easier to us the CTRL+P key combination that the mouse. With the mouse you have to search for the pointer (moving your mouse around and around, annoying the public) and click the ‘pause’ button.  Start the video again, when you used the ctrl-p button to stop it, is a easy as clicking the ‘ESC’. Whe... [More]

TMap® mit Microsoft Visual Studio® 2010 - Scrum 1.0-Prozess-Template

Dieser Artikel erläutert, wie sich TMap-Testprozesse und -Verfahren in das Scrum-Prozess-Template integrieren lassen und wie sie innerhalb von Visual Studio 2010 durchgeführt werden. A German version of the Visual Studio 2010 Scrum with TMap testing practices article is online here [PDF].

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