With the introduction of Visual Studio 2005 Team System (VSTS), Microsoft for the first time offers software developers and test engineers a complete and integrated suite of tools for software testing. This authoritative book shares with you best practices for software testing using VSTS test and development tools and covers all phases of the development lifecycle so that you may learn how to implement these practices.
Written by key members of the team that developed the VSTS test anddevelopment tools, this essential resource offers a no-nonsense introduction to using the tools the way they were meant to be used. The authors walk you through the overall user interface of the Visual Studio Team Edition for Software Developers and Visual Studio Team Edition for Software Testers. You'll explore each of the available test types and learn how to effectively use the code analysis and dynamic analysis tools to quickly become effective as a software developer or test engineer.
What you will learn from this book
- Load Test your applications, potentially with thousands of simulated users, and leverage new and existing automated tests
Create Web Tests by recording interactions with web applications and (optionally) render those tests to your favorite .NET language
Test your database back-end's design and integrity using unit tests
Incorporate data-driven testing into your automated tests to enhance your testing library
Who this book is for
This book is for software developers and test engineers who want to understand best practices for using VSTS test and development tools. Experience with Visual Studio is recommended.
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About the Author
Tom Arnold was a program manager for Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team System, specifically for the testing tools. He has also managed other commercial testing tools projects by Microsoft and Rational Software and has spoken at such industry conferences as STAR, Microsoft Tech Ed, Internet World, and many others. In addition to two other books on software testing, he has produced three video series on the topic and co-founded a 250-employee software testing company (later sold to Lionbridge/Veritest). Tom is currently a program manager at Microsoft on the OfficeLive.com team.
Dominic Hopton is a software development engineer on the Visual Studio Enterprise Test team at Microsoft. One of the original team members, Dominic helped fashion the new development and testing tools in Visual Studio 2005. He is currently working on the next version of testing tools for Visual Studio.
Andy Leonard is a SQL Server database developer, MVP, and engineer. He is a co-author of Professional SQL Server 2005 Integration Services. He founded and manages VSTeamSystemCentral.com. Andy’s experience includes web application architecture and development, VB.NET, ASP, and ASP.NET; SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS); data warehouse development using SQL Server 2000 and 2005; and test-driven database development.
Mike Frost is a senior "software design engineer in test" (i.e., a software tester who mostly writes code) at Microsoft. Over the last 10 years he has worked on several releases of Visual Studio with a focus on the infrastructure and architecture used for testing software. Currently he is working on the new OfficeLive.com service product.