Bridging the Gap Between Developers and Testers Using Visual Studio 2010: Let's Get Back On Track

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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, Vincent updates the code to fix the production bug. Once fixed, he shows us how he associates the changes with the bug and commits the changes. Etienne then creates and runs a test case to prove that the bug has been resolved. Vincent highlights an important point – the new feature that he added is not in the build that Etienne is testing. Why? Etienne is testing the build from the code in the branch that was created for the production release (Vincent’s feature was not part of the production release). Etienne then merges the release branch with main branch to bring the bug fix in with the new features developed after the production release.  

For more information, please see Bridging the Gap Between Developers and Testers Using Visual Studio 2010: Part 8 of 13 - Let's Get Back On Track 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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