Coding QA Podcast: Episode 52 - Testing - Done Differently

Coding QA Podcast

In this episode Jim and Mark talk about the recent release of Visual Studio 2010 SP1 and the new web related features included in the SP.  They also describe a few new approaches to testing - engaging in feature development early and focusing on using their product like a customer.  Learn how the.

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In this episode Jim and Mark talk about the recent release of Visual Studio 2010 SP1 and the new web related features included in the SP.  They also describe a few new approaches to testing - engaging in feature development early and focusing on using their product like a customer.  Learn how they’re able to achieve this, why it’s important and some of the value they’ve already seen in this approach.

This Week’s News:

  • Visual Studio SP1 released
    • IIS Express, Sql Compact Edition (SqlCE) tooling support
    • MVC, SqlCE and ASP.NET Web Pages bin deployable assemblies
    • HTML5 and CSS3 support
  • Developer Experience Testing
    • Engaging in feature development early.  It’s possible if you’re not stuck dealing with test debt from the last release
    • Broad product knowledge helps
    • Ties in with our application building experience
  • Application Building and Being the Customer
    • Focused application building is better than forced application building
    • '”Wishlist” application released as a template for ASP.NET Web Pages
    • Highlights design issues that would frustrate users
    • Requires significant time investment
    • Need to balance test value versus getting an application to “product quality”
    • Critical issue discovered involving interaction between three technologies
    • If you don’t know how your customers use your product, you need to figure that out.

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