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  • Blog Post: Pin The Tail On That Spec

    Recently I had a conversation with a young engineer who seemed to be of the opinion that there were better things to do than waste time writing requirement specifications. I asked “Like what?” and in response I heard a list of things which included “triaging bugs.” “Really, you think that?” Youngsters...
  • Blog Post: Software Development and Testing Industry Guidelines

    Windows Embedded Standard is a componentized form of Windows that enables the power of Windows to be adopted on embedded devices. The Windows Embedded Standard toolkit allows embedded developers to create custom images of Windows that are tailored to their needs. With these needs, the quality expectations...
  • Blog Post: Developing high quality test cases

    I think it may surprise a lot of people in the industry that Microsoft (and most high visibility software vendors) invests a lot of time and effort into their testing. Quality assurance is so key to the success of our products that every team in the company has personnel whose lives are dedicated to...
  • Blog Post: Quality Control for Windows Embedded Standard 2011 Drivers

    One of the nice features of Windows Embedded Standard 2011is that we have the same drivers available as Windows 7. That means that we have a wide range of drivers available (500+), and the drivers have gone through extensive testing with the Windows team. For Windows Embedded Standard 2011 we want to...
  • Blog Post: Why My Test Bytes

    While perusing some test code recently, I was thinking about data driven test automation. Data driven testing is a pretty simple concept, you write some test automation which takes input which can be configured to exercise a series of tests. So a test case in this example would be one of the data inputs...
  • Blog Post: Why Does Hazel Love Testing So Much?

    *Updated with bio info 8/24/09 As part of an interview process, I sometimes get asked the question “So why test, what makes testing your primary choice in careers?” Why not be a software design engineer, what makes test more attractive. The fact is I am pretty good as a developer, I also like leveraging...
  • Blog Post: Test Automation Framework for Windows Embedded Tools Installer

    The first post in the Windows Embedded Installer Testing series discussed a detailed level of the testing process that the installer undergoes. The purpose of this second post is to give a higher-level view of this process by introducing the automation test framework used in testing the installer along...
  • Blog Post: Windows Embedded Tools Installer Testing

    Software product installation is a critical part of the product usability and experience. Here at the Windows Embedded Team, we strive to make the process of installing the Windows Embedded suite of tools as seamless as possible for the product’s users. The purpose of this blog is to give a quick...
  • Blog Post: Testing Embedded Standard Systems

    [The following article is authored by one of the Windows Embedded MVPs (Most Valuable Professionals). Our MVPs have a heavy background in Embedded systems and are a great repository of information on Windows Embedded products. We’re providing this space on our team blog as a service to our readers by...
  • Blog Post: A Site of Our Own.

    The Microsoft Developer Division has unveiled a web site for the software testing community. The site, found at http://msdn.com/testercenter , is intended to “provide a community where software testers can share knowledge and learn from each other”. Cool, I’ve already got it bookmarked <grin> ...
  • Blog Post: New Testing Forum is Now Live!

    Ever wanted to know what Dev Unit tests were, or the difference between Smoke and Sanity testing? Well, the Testing guru's at Microsoft have finally created an "all-purpose" forum devoted just to Software Testing. This would be the place to get all your general questions about testing theory, terminology...
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