The VSTS Ranger Team does it again… Now with the “Visual Studio Team Test 2008 Quick Reference Guide,” 83 free pages all about Team Test
“The VSTS Ranger team, led by Geoff Gray, just published the VSTT Quick Reference Guide 1.0.
This is a comprehensive collection of technical information on VSTT –- 83 pages of information!!! Many questions you may have on how stuff works in web, load, and unit test are answered in this doc. This doc is a must have for anyone working in VSTT.
Geoff and his team, the Microsoft Services Test Labs, deliver professional services for doing performance testing. They are experts at the tools, and work closely with my team (the product team) both to troubleshoot issues as they come up and to help steer the product in the right direction. Whenever Geoff saw an answer in email, figured it out himself, or saw it on a blog post, he put it in the document. …”
“Welcome to the Visual Studio Team Test 2008 Quick Reference Guide Community Site! The purpose of this project is to build some insightful and practical guidance around Visual Studio Team Test. It's a collaborative effort by VSTS Rangers, Microsoft Services, and VSTS Product Team.
VSTS RangersThis guidance was created in a VSTS Ranger project. VSTS Rangers is a special group with members from the VSTS Product Team and Microsoft Services. Their mission is to provide out of band solutions for missing features or guidance.
What is in the package?One single PDF file with the following topic areas:
- SETUP CONSIDERATIONS 9
- WEB TEST CONSIDERATIONS 14
- WEB SERVICE TEST CONSIDERATIONS 35
- UNIT TEST CONSIDERATIONS 36
- LOAD TEST CONSIDERATIONS 42
- LOAD TEST RIG CONSIDERATION 56
- PERFORMANCE DATA COLLECTION AND USAGE 66
- LOAD TEST RESULTS STORE INFORMATION 73
- TEST CUSTOMIZATION 76
- ITEMS CHANGED OR FIXED IN VSTS 2008 SP1 77
- GENERAL COMMANDS AND TRICKS (NOT VSTS SPECIFIC) 79
What I dig about this reference is that it’s not a tutorial, its instead the gathering and sharing of real world knowledge and experience. Just in glancing through it I can see that there’s a great deal of hard won experience captured.
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