Bridging the Gap Between Developers and Testers Using Visual Studio 2010: Automating the Build

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In this first One on One with Visual Studio conversation, we’re joined by two of Canada’s experts on Visual Studio and ALM (application lifecycle management). Etienne Tremblay and Vincent Grondin will be talking to you about how Visual Studio’s extensive integrated tools make you more effective and efficient, allowing you to collaborate better with the rest of your project team. They’ll show you how testing tools like MS Test, IntelliTrace, and Coded UI make it easier for you to test, and test often, while not increasing your workload; about Team Foundation Server’s work item management and it facilitates better communication between you, the testers, project managers, and development managers; Team Foundation Server’s version control, lab management, and team build tools and how they can automate many of the manual tasks that you’re required to do today; and lastly, about Visual Studio Test Professional’s Test Manager and Test Runner so that you can do your part in reducing testing efforts and as a resut, faster time to market.

In this session of our conversation, Bridging The Gap Between Developers and Testers Using Visual Studio 2010, Etienne and Vincent talk to us about what is a build, types of builds you can configure in Team Foundation Server, and the advantages of each. They also walkthrough configuring a build, explaining each
of the steps required in enabling automated unit tests, sharing of source and symbol files, and retention of builds. Once the build is done, they show us how to read the progress report and understand the information it displays.

For more information, please see Bridging the Gap Between Developers and Testers Using Visual Studio 2010: Part 2 of 13 - Automating the Build on the Canadian Solution Developers' Blog.

Share your comments and feedback on our Ignite Your Coding LinkedIn discussion. Etienne, Vincent, and I will be monitoring the discussion and will be happy to hear from you.

Bridging the Gap Between Developers and Testers Using Visual Studio 2010 is part of an ongoing conversation, One on One with Visual Studio on the Canadian Solution Developers' Blog.

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