Musings on software development

Anutthara Bharadwaj's notes on software development, Visual Studio and other random stuff

What's new in Rosario for VSTT: Manual Test Runner

Manual Test Runner (MTR) is one of the key portions of Rosario with which we are hoping to capture...

Author: Anutthara Bharadwaj Date: 08/10/2007

What's new in Rosario for VSTT: Test case management

Rosario has test case management in a full fledged fashion as part of the VSTST feature set. So, now...

Author: Anutthara Bharadwaj Date: 08/07/2007

Rosario is here!

If you still(!!!) haven't heard, Rosario CTP is out in the form of a VPC here :) Doug's whitepaper...

Author: Anutthara Bharadwaj Date: 08/06/2007

But will the dog eat the dog food?

Since I am a tester on the Test edition of VSTS - I get this q a lot of times: "Do you use VSTST for...

Author: Anutthara Bharadwaj Date: 07/11/2007

Uh oh, manual testing is no longer manual?

Well known test consultant James Bach has now coined a new term for manual testing - it's called...

Author: Anutthara Bharadwaj Date: 07/06/2007

Team System how-to videos up on asp.net

There are some really sweet videos over on the asp.net site to help kick start users of VSTS. The...

Author: Anutthara Bharadwaj Date: 07/03/2007

TechMela, ahoy!

TechMela is the "biggest technical event of the year" in India and will replace the Tech Ed events...

Author: Anutthara Bharadwaj Date: 06/13/2007

I love Windows Live Writer!

OMG! This has got to be the best blog writer tool I have ever seen! Forgive my drooling...but Live...

Author: Anutthara Bharadwaj Date: 06/06/2007

Could I video-record your bug, please?

Have you ever video recorded your desktop while executing a test case and attached the video as a...

Author: Anutthara Bharadwaj Date: 05/28/2007

Snip snip snip

Remember the screen capture tools I had asked you folks about? Check out the Snipping tool that...

Author: Anutthara Bharadwaj Date: 11/24/2006

Want to run tests in Team Build without vsmdi files or test lists?

Buck has an update on his blog that explains how to run unit tests on Team Build without using vsmdi...

Author: Anutthara Bharadwaj Date: 11/10/2006

How do you add same test to multiple test lists?

Ok - I have to log this one...I have heard this q from at least half a dozen folks. In the VSTT Test...

Author: Anutthara Bharadwaj Date: 11/06/2006

Who said taking screenshots was easy?

Continuing the manual test thread that I started last week, here is a pain point that I experienced...

Author: Anutthara Bharadwaj Date: 11/01/2006

Just tried BLinq

I tried the new BLinq download today and I really liked it. In fact I was impressed enough to come...

Author: Anutthara Bharadwaj Date: 06/23/2006

Using Team Build with VSS or your own source control

So - you saw Team Build and liked it's cool features that show which check ins went into the build,...

Author: Anutthara Bharadwaj Date: 04/11/2006

How do I write a test spec?

Jeke Green asks me via the Email link "Hi Anutthara, I enjoyed reading your Spec Reviews for world...

Author: Anutthara Bharadwaj Date: 03/29/2006

Here - have a piece of cake! TFS Ships!!!

And we had a great party to celebrate the ship here at IDC. Here's our ship cake and celebratory...

Author: Anutthara Bharadwaj Date: 03/20/2006

Spec reviews for world class testers

Hi - I have created a new category called Testing in my blog to track all my testing related posts,...

Author: Anutthara Bharadwaj Date: 03/16/2006

Starbucks coffee shop finder? Make me a chaat compass please...

Raman Sarin has built a device that points to the nearest Starbucks coffee shop from any given...

Author: Anutthara Bharadwaj Date: 03/02/2006

I can't figure out it's a configuration based property!! Can you?

Many times, I have been fooled as Andrew has been. In fact, the same error has been reported more...

Author: Anutthara Bharadwaj Date: 02/24/2006

A separate milestone for quality? I thought we built quality into the product in all milestones...

For the uninitiated, MQ or Milestone Quality is the newest experiment at Dev Tools. This is a...

Author: Anutthara Bharadwaj Date: 02/23/2006

How to: Customize the build process

After hearing this q a zillion times, I have finally gathered enough enthu to post an entry on this....

Author: Anutthara Bharadwaj Date: 02/09/2006

Running code analysis during the build process

Of late, I have been hearing qs around code analysis facility in Team Build and how to use it. Team...

Author: Anutthara Bharadwaj Date: 02/06/2006

Automated nightly build - to schedule or not to schedule Team Build

Last week when I was checking out a scheduled build feature of some other product, I remembered that...

Author: Anutthara Bharadwaj Date: 01/25/2006

A new outlook on Outlook 12

Outlook 12 has fulfilled a few wishes off my Office features wish list! First, the To-Do bar is so...

Author: Anutthara Bharadwaj Date: 01/24/2006

How to do all the wrong jobs and still be a VP

Lisa Brummel did a key note at the women's conference 2006 here at Redmond. She listed 3 points...

Author: Anutthara Bharadwaj Date: 01/16/2006

When Bill Gates wrote the release floppies...

Yesterday, I happened to attend a talk by Lori Brownell on "Leading at Microsoft". Lori has been at...

Author: Anutthara Bharadwaj Date: 01/11/2006

Building setup projects with Team Build and running tests on product install

Setup projects (.vdproj) do not have a project system format that can be understood by MSBuild....

Author: Anutthara Bharadwaj Date: 01/05/2006

Troubleshooting Team Build errors

Kishore, our Team Build dev has put up an awesome compilation on troubleshooting Team Build issues...

Author: Anutthara Bharadwaj Date: 12/28/2005

Why doesn't Team Build build my web sites?

This has by far been the most popular q on our forums despite some really good documentation around...

Author: Anutthara Bharadwaj Date: 12/27/2005

Hinting subtly at user errors in UI

All of us have used UI at one point of time or another where a user error usually results in an...

Author: Anutthara Bharadwaj Date: 12/21/2005

Why shouldn't I assign bugs to "Active"?

For those of you who have used the Team Foundation work item tracking system, you know there is an...

Author: Anutthara Bharadwaj Date: 12/14/2005

Why does Team Build sync all sources inspite of my selecting only a subset of solutions?

I have encountered this q many times, asking why even though the user selects say one solution out...

Author: Anutthara Bharadwaj Date: 12/07/2005

OrdinalIgnoreCase is not a panacea!

There can be too much of a good thing you know! Last night as I was scanning through some code, I...

Author: Anutthara Bharadwaj Date: 12/06/2005

No - there is no UI way to delete builds

I feel stupid saying this but...we don't have a way to delete builds through UI in Team Build. We...

Author: Anutthara Bharadwaj Date: 12/01/2005

I have an internationalization web chat tomorrow

at http://www.microsoft.com/india/msdn/chat/default.aspx Join the chat if you want to know about...

Author: Anutthara Bharadwaj Date: 11/30/2005

Hanuman - the original superhero

Last week, I was out at the movies to watch Hanuman, the new animation movie by Sahara One. Having...

Author: Anutthara Bharadwaj Date: 11/29/2005

Globalization? Now, why would that figure on a tech blog?

Some months back, I was talking to my brother about a presentation that I was about to give on...

Author: Anutthara Bharadwaj Date: 11/24/2005

Does Team Build support building web deployment projects?

I had been away on a vacation to Goa last week...had such a great time with the water sports -...

Author: Anutthara Bharadwaj Date: 11/10/2005

Our team is on Channel 9!

Check out https://channel9.msdn.com/Showpost.aspx?postid=143589 to see the team building Team Build!...

Author: Anutthara Bharadwaj Date: 11/08/2005

Project files are back for web projects in VS 2005!

That's almost true .... :) Last week I was involved with testing an add in that the ASP.NET team was...

Author: Anutthara Bharadwaj Date: 10/20/2005

Running tests in Team Build - 3

What do I need to do to run Web tests/ASP.NET unit tests with Team Foundation Build?ASP.NET unit...

Author: Anutthara Bharadwaj Date: 10/20/2005

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