What’s the Microsoft Visual Studio Dev Essentials ?

  It's a Free tools, cloud services, and training , Get everything you need to build and deploy your app on any platform. With state-of-the-art tools, the power of the cloud, training, and support, it’s Microsoft most comprehensive free developer program ever. Everything you need all in one place : Developer tools: Visual Studio Community … Continue reading What’s the Microsoft Visual Studio Dev Essentials ?

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Why can’t developers be good testers?

1. “Parental feelings” towards their code Developers are emotionally linked to the stuff they write.  It may sound silly but it is hard to be objective towards the stuff you create. For example, I know my kids are not perfect and still I am sure I would have a hard time if someone would come … Continue reading Why can’t developers be good testers?

FAQ: What is the difference between “Assigned To” and “Tester” in MTM?

FAQ: In Microsoft Test Manager (MTM), what is the difference between the “Assigned To” field of the Test Case work item and the “Tester” field in MTM.  It seems these to fields are stored independently. So if I assign someone test cases through MTM then this is not translated into the “Assigned To” on the … Continue reading FAQ: What is the difference between “Assigned To” and “Tester” in MTM?

Data Driven Testing with Visual Studio 2012 – Coded UI Test

In Visual Studio 2010 we use Test View Window and Data Source Wizard to create data driven Coded UI test case. In Visual Studio 2012, the Test View Window and Data Source Wizard are no longer available. You will have to insert the [Data Source] attribute directly in the code in the line immediately above … Continue reading Data Driven Testing with Visual Studio 2012 – Coded UI Test

Five Reasons Not To Do UAT (User Acceptance Testing)

Many projects go live without going through UAT, with a variety of reasons given to support the decision not to do so. Here are five reasons with a discussion of how they fit against the five project characteristics: Scope, Resource, Time, Quality and Risk. 1) The Project is Late Lack of Time is the most … Continue reading Five Reasons Not To Do UAT (User Acceptance Testing)

16 Things to Do When You’re Bored of Testing

Testers are very enthusiastic at the beginning of their career. But when learning curve is saturated they start feeling bored. They quickly get tired of writing same bug reports and executing same test cases again and again. They simply don’t feel challenged. Almost all testers have this feeling in their career at some point. Especially … Continue reading 16 Things to Do When You’re Bored of Testing