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My Experience–Testing in Agile

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Most of the software giants are using Agile Methodology so does Microsoft. I am going to share some of my person experience working in an agile world to help answer a basic question - how does software testing practice changes with Agile, when the sprint cycles are just 2 weeks. I am not going to talk and explain what Agile Methodology means, that's an assumption here :). Whoever has worked in Agile would know what that smiley means. If you are moving as fast as 2 week sprints, there would be assumptions! :)

Coming back to the main topic, let’s see what does testing in agile really means and comprised of. Here is my mind map when I asked that question to myself.

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Last Updated on Friday, 19 June 2015 13:58

Visual Studio 2012 – Update 1 brings some enhancements to Test Explorer

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As mentioned in my earlier post, there are some drawbacks of not having the old .vsmdi (Test List Editor) view and support in Visual Studio 2012 and having only the new Test Explorer to manage and execute tests. But with Visual Studio 2012 first update there is hope! Now the Test Explorer can group tests not only by Duration and Outcome but also by Project and Traits making it more flexible to use, still not perfect but much better from a testers point of view who has to manage 100s if not 1000s of automated tests. Lets see what the testers need to do to their existing TestMethods to make use of this new feature.

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Last Updated on Friday, 19 June 2015 13:59

Running NUnit tests from Team Foundation Server 2012 Continuous Integration Build

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In my previous post, I have explained how developers can take benefit of NUnit framework to develop and execute test cases in new Visual Studio 2012. This post is the next logic step to make those NUnit test cases run as part of a TFS build. This is more easily possible with new Test Runner that comes with Visual Studio which can handle execution of unit tests not only developed using Microsoft Unittest Framework but also other famous 3rd party unit test frameworks like NUnit, xUnit etc. Lets see how we can make TFS build execute NUnit based unit tests.

Last Updated on Friday, 19 June 2015 14:02

Running NUnit framework unit tests in Visual Studio 2012

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The Test Explorer explained in the Previous Post can also discover and run tests which are written using 3rd party frameworks like NUnit. This is also possible as NUnit has developed an adapter interface for Test Explorer. Your solution can contain unit tests developed using different frameworks but as long as that framework has an adapter for Test Explorer, it can find and run them. Lets see how to set up Visual Studio environment to make use of NUnit framework.

Last Updated on Friday, 19 June 2015 14:03

Executing Unit tests from Test Explorer in Visual Studio 2012

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Visual Studio 2012 has deprecated the Test List Editor but has introduced a new window/pane called Test Explorer. The main job of this window is to discover “tests” in the currently opened solution. The idea is to give developers a easy way to execute unit tests frequently – they can set options on Test Explorer to execute unit tests on every build – not the TFS build, but the local build. So every time a developer hits F5 to run the application locally or F6 to build locally, the Test Explorer will discover, build and execute all the tests from that solution.

Last Updated on Friday, 19 June 2015 14:03
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