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So, there I was talking to my VP at the coffee machine (we have this instant coffee machine from heck....Flavia?) and he asked me what I've been up to lately. I discussed my work, but also mentioned that I'd done code camp...one of my sessions was on nUnit. I mentioned that I sure wish I could have commented more on VSTS' testing tools, but alas, I am but a poor Software Tester/Amatuer Game Dev...and I've neither the money nor need for it. I am currently reading a MS book on it (more like a 200+ page sales pamphlet) that gives some good info on it. Being the primary automation engineer here, I was curious if we could make use of it, etc.

Well, little did I know I was talking myself onto the team who will be installing, configuring, and evaluating it. We aren't sure we will jump in (our Config. Manager isn't entirely excited about it and how it might impact our process), but we have to see it to know. So....as of Monday, I expect to be cursing under my breath a lot and I will be trying to get the darn thing installed.

I sound annoyed, but I'm really not. I am actually looking forward to it.

Next time I do my presentation, perhaps I will be able to contrast nUnit and VSTS....cool....

Anyone got any “LOOK OUT!” type advice to give on it, or is it as simple as my book suggests that it is?

Posted on Wednesday, September 27, 2006 2:01 PM | Back to top


Comments on this post: VSTS: Ask and thou shalt receive

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Read the installation guide completely before you begin. It is really good, and if you follow it to the letter, then you should not have any installation issues (or very few at any rate). I also recommend for an evaluation project that you start with something relatively small. Don't try and migrate your entire code base into Team Foundation Server. Take a project, and really try and utilize the features of Team System and Team Foundation Version control, such as the Work Item Tracking, Version Control, and Build system. I firmly believe once you try it and understand it, you will really like it.
Left by Mickey Gousset on Sep 27, 2006 2:33 PM

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Thanks a bunch for your feedback. It is specifically the VCS that our CM team isn't terribly excited about. I hope that once we get it running, they will appreciate it. I will certainly encourage them to be patient.
Left by Theo Moore on Sep 28, 2006 5:19 AM

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