E (Visual Studio Team System Glossary)

This glossary defines key terms that are used in the Visual Studio Team System Help.

  • elapsed exclusive time
    Time spent in function, excluding time spent in items it calls. See also: elapsed inclusive time

  • elapsed inclusive time
    Time spent in function and items it calls. See also: elapsed exclusive time

  • embedding relationship
    A domain relationship in which the links form a tree of paths by which each object can be uniquely identified.

  • end user
    The person who actually uses a solution, as opposed to the customer, who pays for it.

  • entry criteria
    States of being that must be present before an effort can begin successfully.

  • entry point
    An interface provided by the system that might be used to gain access to the assets or resources of a system.

  • ETW
    See: Event Trace for Windows

  • Event Trace for Windows (ETW)
    A lightweight reporting infrastructure that is part of Microsoft Windows and used by several major Microsoft technologies to report information.

  • exclusive time
    The total time spent inside this function or module, excluding time in functions or modules called from this function.

  • exclusive transitions
    Number of transitions between user (ring 3) and kernel mode (ring 0) in function, excluding transitions in items it calls.

  • exit criteria
    A set of criteria that a product or service must meet before a particular milestone is complete. The presence of exit criteria signal the end of a successful effort.

  • experimental build
    A separate instance of Visual Studio that is stored in a special registry hive so that developers can to easily and consistently debug and deploy solutions in an isolated work environment.

  • exploratory testing
    The testing of a product without a set of tests defined in advanced. Testers performing exploratory testing take on a persona and perform the tasks that persona would perform.

  • extraction rule
    A rule that copies a string from a Web test response and puts it in the test context for use later in the test. For example, you can extract a form field value from a response and use it as a parameter value in a subsequent request. There is a predefined set of rules that comes with the product and additional extraction rules can be created if needed.