August, 2005

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  • Eric Jarvi

    "QA Podcast"

    Testers out there may find this interesting. QA Labs , a Canadian QA Services company is starting up a series of discussions on QA topics. http://www.qapodcast.com - it's MP3 - they could have called it QAPocketPCCast or QAWindowsMediaPlayerCast but I...
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: watch your language when creating unit tests

    Nutshell: In the dialog to generate your unit tests pay close attention to the default language it is going to create the test project in to make sure it is what you are expecting. Monstrosity of verbosity: When creating unit tests (right click on...
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: Use Team Test to create test lists

    Ran into this the other day, when creating a team build it allows you to associate a test list with a build. If there are no pre-existing test lists, you find yourself in a bit of pickle on Team Developer. You can however use Team Test to create the test...
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: Finding Where Things Are

    Can't find the VSTS window or feature you're looking for under the View menu? There are options sprinkled all over the menu in VSTS. First of course make sure you have the TFC client installed right (and in the right order - VS and then TFC), or you won...
  • Eric Jarvi

    How To Break Web Software

    This is not a Microsoft sponsored talk, and the term "webinar" makes me cringe, but it might be worth it for testers in the crowd: "In this Webinar, the primary author of all three books of the "How to break.." series will take you on a journey through...
  • Eric Jarvi

    ICE your cell phone

    http://www.icecontact.com/
  • Eric Jarvi

    static code analysis in the news

    I remember a few years ago at a software quality conference in Portland telling people in the hallway after talks about these cool static code analysis tools we had, but then having to admit they were just internal. Fast forward to today, the news is...
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: threshold violations

    Walking my daily gauntlet for you, I was stymied by some seemingly conflicting icons in the load test results viewer: (experimental image hosting on imageshack.us - we'll see how it goes) I expected warning thresholds to be less severe than critical...
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: how to write the perfect bug report

    OK, so this is more performance enhancement for the tester brain than it is about wrangling the VSTS bits. So you can start practicing this advice on whatever work item tracking system you are currently using, until you can upgrade to Team System work...
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