Jason Barile - Testing Testing

Discussions about Software Testing

What's Your Problem?

It sounds obvious enough, but time after time I see testers in particular taking action before...

Author: Jason Barile Date: 10/22/2012

Basic Instincts

I was involved in a conversation today that started something like this: Team X:  “Feature Y is...

Author: Jason Barile Date: 02/08/2012

Canaries and Scouts in Software Testing

In software testing, what you don’t know is often your biggest risk. As smart as we think we all...

Author: Jason Barile Date: 07/18/2011

Don’t Assume If Something Worked Once, It’ll Work Again

My team discovered a bug recently that had been around in our daily builds a while.  We did a...

Author: Jason Barile Date: 07/12/2011

No More Test Plans

I’m saying goodbye to the term “Test Plan”.  To me, “Test Plan” implies a plan that details how...

Author: Jason Barile Date: 10/05/2010

Oh The Times, They Are A Changing

With mixed emotions, I want to announce that I’ve decided to leave the Team Foundation Server team...

Author: Jason Barile Date: 07/16/2010

Thinking About ROI for Test Automation

After we shipped Team Foundation Server 2010, I took on a new role on the TFS team as a Test...

Author: Jason Barile Date: 07/06/2010

TFS Command Line Katas: Part 1 – Basic TF.exe Concepts

The TFS command line client, tf.exe, is a powerful tool that may be somewhat intimidating or elusive...

Author: Jason Barile Date: 07/06/2010

Speaking at TriNUG Wednesday, June 9th

I'll be doing a talk at the Triangle .NET User Group tomorrow night on "Real World ALM with Team...

Author: Jason Barile Date: 06/08/2010

Should I test the individual layers in my app or test from an end-to-end perspective?

I have this debate with other testers and developers from time to time, so I thought I post my own...

Author: Jason Barile Date: 03/30/2010

Team Explorer is Included in Visual Studio 2010

Here’s a quick tidbit that might save you sometime as you install VS2010 and TFS2010 RC.  In...

Author: Jason Barile Date: 02/11/2010

Roundup: Tips For Improving TFS 2008 SP1 Performance

From time to time, I get questions from customers on how to diagnose performance issues with their...

Author: Jason Barile Date: 09/02/2009

8 Tips For Doing Ad Hoc Tech Support via Twitter

I do a lot of ad hoc technical support for Team Foundation Server via Twitter (follow me at...

Author: Jason Barile Date: 08/20/2009

Some Benefits of “Checkout” in TFS Version Control

One of the more common points of confusion around TFS source control is the checkout model. ...

Author: Jason Barile Date: 08/18/2009

How to undo a pending change in a workspace you no longer have

Not that it’s a huge deal to have stale workspaces lying around, but if you’ve ever wondered how to...

Author: Jason Barile Date: 08/10/2009

How to connect to a TFS 2010 server from a 2008 Team Explorer client

In TFS 2010, we’ve added a new organizational concept called Team Project Collections. This...

Author: Jason Barile Date: 08/10/2009

Mining Work Items for Opportunities to Improve Your Engineering Process

One of the things I spend a lot of time doing as a test manager is mining for interesting data in...

Author: Jason Barile Date: 06/18/2009

In testing, you have to cross jurisdictions

The other day on the way to work, I was almost side-swiped by a big rig weaving all over I-40. ...

Author: Jason Barile Date: 06/16/2009

Help! Files in my bin directory are automatically added to source control!

You’re pulling your hair out.  Any file saved to the bin directory (even log files and...

Author: Jason Barile Date: 06/01/2009

Yet another reason I love Twitter

If you read this blog, you’re probably already following me on Twitter (@JasonBarile), and you...

Author: Jason Barile Date: 03/31/2009

How to Add a Placeholder Account to Your TFS Bug Form For Pre-Triage Bugs

This question came across Twitter recently, and I had to do a little research to answer it.  I...

Author: Jason Barile Date: 02/20/2009

Make Sure You Reinstall VS 2008 SP1 After Installing Team Explorer

If you installed Team Explorer into Visual Studio after you applied Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack...

Author: Jason Barile Date: 02/10/2009

Check out the new VSTS Community Website on MSDN

We've just launched a new page on MSDN to help give some visibility to the great contributions from...

Author: Jason Barile Date: 12/12/2008

TFS Build Tweeter renamed

TFS Build Tweeter has been renamed to TFS Build Monitor to better refelct its purpose. This cool...

Author: Jason Barile Date: 11/18/2008

NotAtPDC - A Conference for the Rest of Us

If you're like me, you're sitting at your desk working today instead of attending PDC '08. ...

Author: Jason Barile Date: 10/28/2008

Twitter Poll Results – How Testers Define Their Jobs

It’s a bit late, but I’m finally posting the results of my recent Twitter poll.  This was...

Author: Jason Barile Date: 10/06/2008

Preview of next TFS Power Tools Release

Chances are you’ve already heard about this, but if you don’t read Brian Harry’s blog regularly,...

Author: Jason Barile Date: 10/02/2008

Twitter poll for testers: How do you define your job?

I'm curious to know what testers think their job descriptions are. Please send me your replies via...

Author: Jason Barile Date: 09/22/2008

BuildTweeter - TFS Build Publisher for Twitter

If you’re looking for even more ways to get pinged by your build server, check out release v0.1 of...

Author: Jason Barile Date: 09/22/2008

Photosynth of our building in Raleigh/Durham, NC

I thought it'd be fun to share a Photosynth of our building in Durham, NC. Note we don't have a...

Author: Jason Barile Date: 09/11/2008

What I Look for in Test Plans

I've been reviewing a lot of test plans recently.  As I review them, I've compiled this list of...

Author: Jason Barile Date: 09/08/2008

Dot Net Rocks episode 373 is all about TFS 2008

I should probably listen to the whole episode before blogging this :)  DNR Episode 373 was just...

Author: Jason Barile Date: 09/02/2008

Why "Get Latest" sometimes doesn't...

I've seen quite a bit of angst from new TFS users over the "Get Latest Version" behavior...

Author: Jason Barile Date: 08/28/2008

TFS Installation and Administration guides updated for VS 2008 SP1

With today's release of VS 2008 SP1 (including Team Foundation Server 2008 SP1), we've updated the...

Author: Jason Barile Date: 08/11/2008

Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Beta is live!

The Beta release of Visual Studio 2008 SP1 is live and available for download!  For users of...

Author: Jason Barile Date: 05/12/2008

For review: New docs for moving a TFS server from one hardware configuration to another

The VSTS User Education team has posted a draft of updated documentation for the topic "Moving Team...

Author: Jason Barile Date: 04/25/2008

Help make the MSDN forums experience better

Big thanks to Steve Andrews for turning me on to this project...  If you've tried using the...

Author: Jason Barile Date: 04/22/2008

March 2008 Team Foundation Server Power Tools Released

Brian Harry has blogged all the details, so I won't repeat them all here.  In particular, I...

Author: Jason Barile Date: 04/21/2008

Can your version control system hold 236 million files?

Brian Harry has blogged our current TFS dogfood server statistics (our internal deployment of Team...

Author: Jason Barile Date: 04/15/2008

Ekobit TeamCompanion

Another player in the TFS-to-Outlook space is Ekobit's TeamCompanion.  Specifically,...

Author: Jason Barile Date: 04/15/2008

LogiGear blogging classic software testing advice

LogiGear is in the middle of a 13 part series covering classic software testing advice from Cem...

Author: Jason Barile Date: 04/15/2008

Are you prepared?

http://www.microsoftreality.com/raleigh/

Author: Jason Barile Date: 04/07/2008

TeamExpand releases TXLooker, TFS-to-Outlook bridge

TeamExpand sent me a notice this morning that they've released their newest product, TXLooker. It's...

Author: Jason Barile Date: 04/02/2008

QA Team Values for Team Foundation Server

My QA manager colleague and I have been working on our QA metrics process for the Team Foundation...

Author: Jason Barile Date: 04/01/2008

Web Chat with the VSTS Team - April 9th

Join members of the Visual Studio Team System product group to discuss features available in Team...

Author: Jason Barile Date: 03/21/2008

TFS Blogroll Updates

I've updated my blogroll links to include some other key TFS-related blogs you may be interested...

Author: Jason Barile Date: 03/05/2008

TFS Forum Activity and Community Participation on the Rise

I've been spending quite a bit of time in our MSDN forums for Team Foundation Server over the past...

Author: Jason Barile Date: 02/26/2008

Looking for a few good testers...

Microsoft in Raleigh is still going strong!  We're always on the lookout for great testers who...

Author: Jason Barile Date: 01/30/2008

Survey - Tell us about your Team Foundation Server

Chris Rathjen has posted a short survey to collect more information about real world TFS deployments...

Author: Jason Barile Date: 12/17/2007

My Listas

I checked out the new Microsoft Live Labs Listas app today. So far, I've only created 1 list:...

Author: Jason Barile Date: 10/24/2007

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