Dave Froslie - Microsoft Development on the Prairie

Data rollback

A major challenge in testing, particularly data driven applications like ERP systems, is managing...

Author: David Froslie Date: 07/06/2016

X++ FormAdaptors – A Simple Example

My last post introduced a testability feature in the new AX called FormAdaptors. That post described...

Author: David Froslie Date: 05/16/2016

X++ FormAdaptors - An Introduction

In recent posts I've mentioned some testability features in AX'7' that have significantly improved...

Author: David Froslie Date: 04/25/2016

Making testing finite–a case study

One of the focus areas for AX'7' regression testing was creating form based automated regression...

Author: David Froslie Date: 04/08/2016

Testing is infinite

One of my favorite test quotes comes from a former peer of mine - "development is finite but testing...

Author: David Froslie Date: 03/25/2016

Test Automation Pyramid

Continuing the discussion on automated regression tests, this post will focus on the test...

Author: David Froslie Date: 03/09/2016

Automated Regression Test Qualities

  In my last post, I discussed the need for a balanced approach to testing efforts. The goal,...

Author: David Froslie Date: 02/18/2016

Achieving balance in testing software

Like nearly all things in life, testing software requires a balancing act. There are many different...

Author: David Froslie Date: 02/03/2016

(Re)Introduction

I wrote my first post on this blog over 10 years ago. I've written over 100 posts, including 9 '4+...

Author: David Froslie Date: 01/22/2016

Why do my Coded UI tests pause during playback?

  If you’ve spent some time using VS 2010 Coded UI with Dynamics AX 2012 you’ve probably...

Author: David Froslie Date: 08/10/2012

Data driven Coded UI test with Dynamics AX

I recently had the need to explore using Visual Studio Coded UI capabilities to create some data in...

Author: David Froslie Date: 06/06/2012

TFS Express – now a reality!

Almost three years ago, I wrote a blog post about the possibility of a TFS Express version in future...

Author: David Froslie Date: 03/02/2012

Dynamics AX 2012 Testing Best Practices Now Available!!

A new white paper, “Testing best practices for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012”, is now available on the...

Author: David Froslie Date: 09/27/2011

Visual Studio 10 Coded UI / Action Recordings support for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

The Visual Studio team maintains a web page (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd380742.aspx)...

Author: David Froslie Date: 09/01/2011

Microsoft Fargo is Hiring!

Just a quick post to let you know that we have a number of open development positions at our Fargo...

Author: David Froslie Date: 08/29/2011

Check out the Dynamics AX Community site!

The Microsoft Dynamics AX Community site is a great place to flag for all things AX.  There are...

Author: David Froslie Date: 08/23/2011

Are all SysTest tests unit tests?

In my last post, I categorized automated regression tests into two broad categories – UI and...

Author: David Froslie Date: 08/19/2011

Using the SysTest unit testing framework in Dynamics AX – why bother?

I’ve written about the Microsoft Dynamics AX unit testing framework, SysTest, in this blog in the...

Author: David Froslie Date: 07/26/2011

Converging on Atlanta

I am getting ready to head down to the Microsoft Dynamics Convergence Conference in Atlanta next...

Author: David Froslie Date: 04/08/2011

Come to a Microsoft Fargo Career Day!

We have a number of openings at Microsoft Fargo on our development teams as well as other...

Author: David Froslie Date: 03/04/2011

Microsoft Dynamics AX Technical Conference 2011

The Microsoft Dynamics AX Technical Conference 2011 will be held on January 17-20 at the Microsoft...

Author: David Froslie Date: 12/27/2010

Anatomy of Test Automation “Tooling”

In many Microsoft product development teams, there are dedicated resources that work on test...

Author: David Froslie Date: 03/12/2010

Now this is cool… and relevant!

A colleague pointed me to a recent blog post that shows a new way to learn about Visual Studio 2010...

Author: David Froslie Date: 03/09/2010

Another Good VS 2010 Testing Tools Reference

Terry Clancy’s blog post, Visual Studio 2010 Test Tools - Partner Integration Opportunities,...

Author: David Froslie Date: 01/22/2010

Visual Studio 2010 Testing Tools Resources

A core piece of the testing for the Dynamics AX ecosystem strategy is the testing capabilities of...

Author: David Froslie Date: 01/11/2010

Testing for the Dynamics AX Ecosystem – An Update

Wow… it’s 2010.  I’m way overdue for an update from my last post in May…  The story that I...

Author: David Froslie Date: 01/08/2010

Microsoft Dynamics AX Software Design Review and Knowledge Transfer

I spent a week in early May at the Software Design Review (SDR) / Knowledge Transfer at our...

Author: David Froslie Date: 05/26/2009

TFS Express?

As mfp discussed in his blog post, Dynamics Ax 2009 Version Control Interview, Microsoft Dynamics AX...

Author: David Froslie Date: 04/08/2009

Windows Management on Win 7

It’s been a few days since I installed Windows 7 in my laptop. I now have installed SQL 2008, Visual...

Author: David Froslie Date: 01/23/2009

Windows 7!

I had an all day meeting cancelled at the last minute today.  It was just the opportunity that...

Author: David Froslie Date: 01/20/2009

Winter at Microsoft

We've had a pretty serious start to winter here in the Upper Midwest. The last that I heard we had...

Author: David Froslie Date: 12/29/2008

White Paper – Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 Testing Guidance for ISVs

There's a new white paper available on MSDN which provides testing guidance for Microsoft Dynamics...

Author: David Froslie Date: 12/01/2008

Have you made a Developer better today?

James Whittaker is one of the most distinguished testers at Microsoft. He's written a couple of...

Author: David Froslie Date: 07/25/2008

Unit Testing in Dynamics Ax

As I mentioned in my previous post, Dynamics AX has an integrated development environment and a...

Author: David Froslie Date: 02/20/2008

What is Dynamics Ax?

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I am now working on the Microsoft Dynamics Ax product team. I...

Author: David Froslie Date: 02/20/2008

MSDN Tester Center

Check out the MSDN Tester Center for helpful information for software testers and the software...

Author: David Froslie Date: 12/26/2007

Automated testing or manual testing?

One of the great debates in the Software Test Engineering world involves the optimal mix of...

Author: David Froslie Date: 12/03/2007

One year as a Test Manager

I moved into this Test Manager gig a little over a year ago. I also stopped posting consistently to...

Author: David Froslie Date: 12/03/2007

I.M. Wright Goes Public

Since joining Microsoft almost six years ago, I have enjoyed the columns written by I.M. Wright....

Author: David Froslie Date: 10/01/2007

Fargo is #1 in Great Cities for Job Seekers List

A co-worker pointed out this article from the MSN Careers site. Fargo was rated #1 in a list of "15...

Author: David Froslie Date: 01/16/2007

Conway’s Law and Agile Projects

Conway's Law states that "Any piece of software reflects the organizational structure that produced...

Author: David Froslie Date: 01/02/2007

Architecture Driven Agile Development

As a follow on to my As Agile As Possible post, here's a recent blog entry from David Anderson on...

Author: David Froslie Date: 11/17/2006

As Agile As Possible

Plan Driven vs. Agile, ScrumBut, Good Agile, Bad Agile – there's a constant dialogue going on...

Author: David Froslie Date: 10/23/2006

Trust

Trust is like earning interest in a bank. It can take forever to earn it, but you can lose it in a...

Author: David Froslie Date: 10/06/2006

Recipe for Team Excellence

My new role as our team's Test Manager marks the fourth team that I've managed in the past 13 years...

Author: David Froslie Date: 10/06/2006

Did you meet your estimate?

Steve McConnell has a new book out, Software Estimation – Demystifying the Black Art. While I’ve...

Author: David Froslie Date: 09/17/2006

New season, new job – must be time to start blogging again…

The weather is cooling, school has started, and the long, warm days of summer are starting to fade...

Author: David Froslie Date: 09/15/2006

Trustworthy Transparency??

Brad Appleton’s post on Trustworthy Transparency over Tiresome Traceability hit close to home. I...

Author: David Froslie Date: 07/13/2006

Mashups

While doing some blog reading about TechEd, I kept running across the term “mash-up”. While the term...

Author: David Froslie Date: 06/12/2006

Agile 2006 Conference

This is the last week for Super Early Bird Registration for the Agile 2006 Conference. It is being...

Author: David Froslie Date: 05/22/2006

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