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By: Naysawn Naderi

Blog - About

About Dev Oriented Testing and Other Ramblings

This is the blog of Naysawn Naderi.  I'm a Program Manager at Microsoft trying to build the next generation of software testing tools on the Visual Studio Test Team.  

Recently, I've been dedicating most of my time to creating experiences that will allow testers to test better and collaborate more efficiently with members of their software team.

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    Making the most of your bugs

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    (This is a re-post of my post on the Team Test blog ) I like to think of bugs as glue which links software teams together. Developers write the code, testers test it, and bugs serve as the gooey battle ground where folks try to make sure that the right...
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    The Evolution of the UI Design of Test and Lab Manager

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    In the last post, I discussed how our team approaches designing user interfaces in an Agile manner. In this post, I will discuss how the design of Test and Lab Manager, aka codename Camano, has evolved as assumptions were tested and feedback was received...
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    How We Approach Agile Design

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    For approximately the past year and a half, I have been working on building the next generation of testing tools. Our standalone UI, Microsoft Test and Lab Manager, was built to allow testers to plan their testing and overview their results. We have built...
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    My moment on Channel 9

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    A little while ago, I did an interview with Brian Keller and the Channel 9 team to explain some of the Manual Testing experiences that were brought to light in the September CTP of Visual Studio 2010 . If you haven't had a chance to see video , I would...
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    What Would Alan Cooper Do?

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    I have been recently thinking about designing simple yet powerful UI. I recently sat down one weekend to take notes from Alan Cooper, one of the thought leaders in interface design, from his book About Face. Below are some of the points from the book...
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    ooh Camano… ooh planning testing in the November CTP

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    In several of the organizations that we've visited we've found some that some of the more experienced ones tend to put much thought into planning their testing efforts. One of the organizations that we visited, followed an agile testing process with sprints...
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    Who are Generalist Testers?

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    I have been recently focusing on a project to improve the lives of generalist testers for our next release ‘Rosario.’ In order to improve their lives, I’ve been trying to understand them better, their methods for testing software and what like to eat...
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    New Unit Testing Features in Orcas (Part 2)

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    This is a part of a series of postings on the details of some of the new features appearing in Orcas. All these features will be available in Orcas beta 2. Gaining Access to Private Code under test : In Whidbey, we introduced the concept of private...
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    New Unit Testing Features in Orcas (Part 1)

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    This is a part of a series of postings on the new unit testing features appearing in Orcas. All these features will be available in Orcas beta 2. I know that MSTest isn’t yet the darling of the TDD world, but I’d like to think that our TDD story has...
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    Test Lists Going Pro

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    Judging from your feedback, it seems that the majority of you feel that the authoring and execution of Test Lists is an integral component of the unit testing experience. In short, we agree with you and have therefore decided to trickle Test Lists down...
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    Unit Testing Trickling into Pro!

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    Due to popular demand we have decided to add the majority of the unit testing features of Team System to the Pro Sku of Visual Studio. With the release of Orcas, the support for authoring, generating and running unit tests, will become available to the...
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    That Pesky MSTest Execution Ordering..

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    I have come upon several groups who are puzzled by the intricacies of execution of the MSTest Framework. I admit - it is quite confusing, so I hope that these postings will help to clean some of the confusion. I think that most confusion comes from...
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    Comparing the MSTest and Nunit Frameworks

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    I haven't seen much information online comparing the similarities and differences between the Nunit and MSTest Frameworks. Here I will define the similarities and some of the differences. If there is anything else which you come upon, please do add it...
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