ALM


Free Tool for TFS Work Item Visualization

Mickey Gousset introduces us to a new, free tool for visualizing work item information in Team Foundation Server 2010, providing state visualization, work item analysis and dependency analysis.

Support Agile Development with Telerik TeamPulse

TeamPulse provides economical support for teams implementing the Agile methodology, but it doesn't integrate with Visual Studio.

Take Unit Testing to the Next Level

How to associate unit tests with requirements in Visual Studio 2010.

TFS 2010 Reporting Using Microsoft Excel – Part 2

In the second part of this two-part series, Mickey Gousset shows how TFS 2010 lets users create Excel reports, including pivot tables and charts, from a work item query. The report can then be published and shared with other users.

TFS 2010 Reporting Using Microsoft Excel – Part 1

TFS 2010 uses SQL Server Reporting Services to provide reports, but because it uses data warehouse and analysis services to store reporting information, users can roll their own. We examine how to use Microsoft Excel to access the Team Foundation Server OLAP cube to create a report.

Tips for Easier C# Unit Testing

C# Corner columnist Patrick Steele says writing unit tests can be a time-consuming chore. He looks at some approaches that can make writing unit tests easier and more efficient for C# programmers.

Year in Review: Visual Studio TFS and ALM

Mickey Gousset looks back at 2010 and some of the many developments around Team Foundation Server and application lifecycle management.

Test Impact Analysis in Visual Studio 2010

Depending on the size of your code base, running unit tests every time a code change is made can be a daunting process. Test Impact Analysis in Visual Studio 2010 (Premium and Ultimate Editions) can speed up that process.

Survey: Dev Outlook Shifting

A survey by ALM provider Serena Software indicates that dev organizations are shifting focus from cost cutting to improving application delivery.

Visual Studio 2010 Feature Pack 2

Microsoft's cumulative Feature Pack update for MSDN subscribers adds useful new testing capabilities to Visual Studio 2010.

Measuring Test Effort Progress with EVM

An important part of a software testing -- or coding -- effort is the ability to measure progress. One way for doing this is a technique called Earned Value Management (EVM). Find out how easy it is to apply EVM to your own projects.

.NET Survival Guide: Application Lifecycle Development

Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) is a critical measure of a team's maturity and development effectiveness.

Coded UI Tests (Part 4): Tips and Tricks

Mickey Gousset finishes out his series on coded UI testing with some useful tips and tricks.

Coded UI Tests (Part 3): Data-Driven Testing

Mickey Gousset shows how to make Coded UI Tests data-driven in Visual Studio 2010.

Serena Launches New Strategy, Products

ALM provider Serena Software launches new corporate strategy and Release Management Solution tooling.

Coded UI Tests (Part 2): Editing and Running a Test in VS 2010

Mickey Gousset delves into and explains the generated code of the coded UI Test, and shows us how to run the test.

Coded UI Tests: Creating a Coded UI Test in Visual Studio 2010

Mickey Gousset explains the new Coded UI Test in Visual Studio 2010, and shows us how to create a basic test. Part 1 in a series.

CollabNet Further Embraces Cloud with Codesion Acquisition

CollabNet made a self-described "aggressive move" into cloud-based developer services recently by announcing it is acquiring Codesion, which hosts software version control services such as Subversion.

SmartBear Releases ALM Tools

Recent merger with AutomatedQA and Pragmatic Software power the release of SmartBear's QAComplete, DevComplete and other service-based ALM solutions.

Branch By Quality using Team Foundation Server 2010 – Part 2

Mickey Gousset finishes his series on branching patterns with a look at how to implement Branch by Quality in TFS 2010.

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