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  • Blog Post: Smart Unit Tests - Test to Code Binding, Test Case Management

    In an earlier post we had mentioned how Smart Unit Tests can emit a suite of tests for a given code-under-test, and how it can manage this test suite as the code-under-test itself evolves. For any given method serving as the code-under-test, the emitted test suite comprises of a "parameterized unit test...
  • Blog Post: Creating unit test method stubs with "Create Unit Tests"

    In Visual Studio 2015 CTP 6 we are introducing the "Create Unit Tests" feature that provides the ability to create unit test method stubs. The feature allows easy configuration of a test project, and the test class and the test method stub therein. It is conveniently available as a context menu item...
  • Blog Post: Smart Unit Tests - a mental model

    Our previous post introduced Smart Unit Tests . Please read that first if you have not already done so. Now let us continue. How is “Smart Unit Tests” able to generate a compact test suite with high coverage? How does it work? Having a mental model of how it works will help us interact...
  • Blog Post: Avoiding Visual Studio Fakes Build break

    If you are using Visual Studio Fakes in your Unit Testing, and you created your test project from any of the below versions of Visual Studio, then if you upgrade to Visual Studio 2013 Update 4, you may start hitting build errors around Microsoft.QualityTools.Testing.Fakes.dll. Visual Studio 2012 ...
  • Blog Post: Introducing Smart Unit Tests

    If you have not already seen the brief video on the Smart Unit Tests feature , I urge you to do so; this feature can help you overcome any inertia in getting started writing unit tests. But there is much more to it than what is shown in the video and we intend to complete that picture through this series...
  • Blog Post: A handful of ALM Ranger solutions landed to close off another exciting VS ALM year

    The Visual Studio ALM Rangers are pleased to highlight a number of new and updated practical guidance, practical experience and out-of-band solutions that have landed in recently. latest (new or upgraded) solutions Unit Test Generator v1.2 and Tim’s Gremlins TFS Upgrade Guide comes out of silent BETA...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Unit Test Generator v1 “lands”

    The ALM Rangers are pleased to announce the landing of the Visual Studio Unit Test Generator v1. Looking for unit test code generation? The Visual Studio Unit Test Generator helps to increase developer productivity by decreasing the setup work involved in creating new unit tests. It takes away the routine...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Unit Test Generator is feature complete – v1 Release Candidate lands!

    The ALM Rangers are pleased to announce the landing of the R elease C andidate for the Visual Studio Unit Test Generator. Overview Once you’ve moved to Visual Studio 2012, what’s a developer to do without the Create Unit Tests feature? Based on the high demand on User Voice for this feature to be restored...
  • Blog Post: Part 3: Unit testing with Traits and code coverage in Visual Studio 2012 using the TFS Build – and the new NuGet adapter approach

    The Unit Testing series by one of the ALM MVPs Terje Sandstrom has been some of the highest read posts on the ALM blog…In this post he shows how to easily provide unit Test Adapters from NuGet. Thanks for the Great Post Terje!   ********************************************************** This is...
  • Blog Post: New tool for converting test lists to Visual Studio 2012 Playlists

    One of the requests we have heard upon the introduction of test Playlists in Visual Studio Update 2 was a tool for converting Visual Studio 2010 test lists to the new Playlists format…Well it turns a developer, Rolf Huisman, at one of our “go to” ALM Partners InfoSupport wrote and and released one Codeplex...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2012 C++ CppUnitTestFramework targeting the Visual Studio C++ 2010 compiler

    Slow news day here at Microsoft; trolling my inbox noticed two things that might be of interest to the ALM Community. Using the C++ Unit Testing Framework targeting the 2010 complier and we have (found and) updated the “Team Foundation Server Migration and Integration Solutions page on MSDN”.  ...
  • Blog Post: Introducing SharePoint Emulators

    The Visual Studio team is pleased to announce availability of Visual Studio 2012 SharePoint Emulators. Unit testing for SharePoint code is difficult. Ideally you would like to isolate code under test from the surrounding SharePoint framework. Isolation frameworks, such as Microsoft Fakes, can enable...
  • Blog Post: What's New in Visual Studio 11 Beta Unit Testing

    For those of you who haven’t been following the changes to unit testing that we first previewed back at the //BUILD/ conference, and for those you who did but want to know what has changed, this post is going to take you through the whole thing. We have made a lot of changes to testing in Visual...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 11 Beta - Unit Testing Plugins List

    One of the things I’m really proud of in the new Visual Studio 11 developer experience is the investment we made in developer and unit testing. We first started talking about this back at the //BUILD/ conference, and since then have spent a lot of time working with community partners to get them...
  • Blog Post: Application Lifecycle Management SDR on Testing in Hyderabad Feb 21st

    As a reader of the ALM Blog you already know, a corner stone of the next version of Visual Studio code named “Visual Studio 11” is delivering the next generation of Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) tools .  February 21 th two of the principal stakeholders for ALM tooling at Microsoft Brian...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Test Manager stuck in "waiting for test controller" state

    This is guest post by Deepak Mittal, who is Senior Support Engineer in this space. Problem description: Microsoft Test Manager is stuck in "waiting for test controller" status after completion of test execution. Resolution: After completion of the test execution, please click on "refresh"...
  • Blog Post: How To: Get the Test Case associated with the unit test?

    For running and managing unit tests using Microsoft Test Manager (MTM), the users have to do tcm testcase /import of the test assembly.  This step creates a test case work item corresponding to unit test on the client side.  With this, users can do many new scenarios – most importantly start...
  • Blog Post: VS ALM Library Updates on MSDN for June 2010

    Well the days are getting shorter, there's a nip in the air, and the clouds are building up again. But oh what a summer it was! Last Tuesday, if I remember correctly. However, we didn't let all those hours on the beach keep us from updating the ALM Library. Here are the results. Manual Configuration...
  • Blog Post: Videos about Visual Studio ALM + Team Foundation Server 2010 on MSDN

    MSDN has many videos that show how you can use Visual Studio ALM tools and Team Foundation Server to help your team develop software more successfully: Testing How do I get started with test cases in Visual Studio Test Professional 2010? How do I manage test cases with Visual Studio 2010...
  • Blog Post: VS ALM Library Updates on MSDN for April 2011

    Normally, I use this space to discuss the important stuff: me, and the weather in the Pacific Northwest. But not this time. This time it's all about the writers. They are all fine people. Even though, except for one glorious day last Saturday, it has only been above 55 degrees twice since Febuary...
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