Visual Studio 2010 and Testing

Last week I delivered for Microsoft Belgium a full day technical seminar on testing with Visual Studio 2010. More than 20 people showed up and the attendees were an interesting mix of dedicated testers with none or little knowledge of the Team Foundation Server platform and some developer oriented profiles with little knowledge in the testing area.

While preparing and delivering this course I became even more convinced that the testing offering with Visual Studio 2010 really rocks. Some specific testing features (manual testing with action recording, IntelliTrace, Test Impact Analysis, Coded UI Test, …) will be hard to miss once you get to use them in practice. Testers and developers will certainly be able to work more closely together to reduce the time it takes to find and fix software defects … and that’s what it’s all about in writing quality software!

All my demos did also work fine on the RC release of Visual Studio 2010, so I was pretty happy that I decided to prepare a RC image to use for the course.

I definitely need to blog about some of the cool collaboration stuff between development and testing teams. Note to self: free up some time!

Slidedeck is available at the download section.

One Response to Visual Studio 2010 and Testing

  1. Roy says:

    Too bad I missed it… I’ve been reading up on the testing tools in VS 2010 (haven’t used them myself yet, apart from unit tests) and it looks like quite an improvement.

    I’d like to see this compared to test-centered offerings like the Mercury suite…


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