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Building Robust, Maintainable Coded UI Tests with Visual Studio 2010

1 hour, 14 minutes, 51 seconds


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In this demo-rich session we will examine patterns and practices you can employ for building great coded UI tests.

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  • Dennis van der Steltdvdstelt Me @ Kinderdijk

    Unfortunetly, not a lvl300 session. More like lvl100
    I spend half a day online and testing this out myself, and did not learn anything new.

    If you've never played with it yourself, this is probably still better than playing with it for half a day. You can do something more interesting in the time left! Wink

  • @dvdstelt:I'm sorry that you feel that way and that this didn't meet your expectations. There seem to be a lot of heated opinions about session leveling, and I agree that it's very subjective. But I polled some fellow presenters and the general consensus was as follows:

    100: "Marketing" presentation. Generally slides only, positioning of a technology, maybe a demo.
    200: Basic demonstration of how the tool works. Usually a "happy path" down the technology without necessarily calling out many limitations, workarounds, etc.
    300: Advanced demonstration, very code-focused (for developer talks), transparency about known issues and limitations, workarounds, patterns and practices, etc.
    400: Lowest-level "hold onto your seat" talks focused on underlying mechanics of a set of technologies. Usually academic in nature (meaning that these are interesting topics but not necessarily required knowledge for somebody to use this technology).

    I have presented this session before in other countries at a 300 level and have never received any negative feedback on the leveling, but perhaps there is a different system in central Europe since you're the second person to raise this feedback to me. This is something I'll certainly consider in the future. If anybody can point me at a definition of the leveling system used by central European countries (I couldn't find one) I would appreciate it. The US TechEd leveling system is here but unfortunately it's also very subjective - it looks like it was written by a marketing person.

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