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Over the Shoulder Functional Walkthoughs: a Great Way to Test Early

Collocation of development team members from various disciplines (design, development, test) has many benefits. If you've been working in an agile environment, you know about the enhanced communication. But don't stop there! Get your teammates to review your work before you check it in, and you get crucial feedback and catch some bugs ASAP.

Posted On Monday, July 26, 2010 9:28 PM

Agile Software Development: A "Value-Up" Approach

Sam Guckenheimer, the group product planner for Microsoft's Visual Studio Team System, has written an excellent book entitled "Software Engineering with Microsoft Visual Studio Team System." The first chapter compares and contrasts Agile methods with the traditional Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC, or waterfall) approach. In this little essay, I summarize Guckenheimer's findings, and sprinkle in some thoughts about how our organization might consider using Agile methods.

Posted On Wednesday, February 13, 2008 3:22 PM

Why You Should Consider Using FIT

Have you ever had difficulty translating a set of requirements into a set of tests? Do you find regression testing to be a major bottleneck whenever you implement changes in your system? (Or do you have quality issues because you forgo regression testing?) Does your development team ever dump complex functionality into a "smart UI" that becomes difficult to maintain and extend? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you should check out FIT (the Framework for Integrated Testing).

Posted On Tuesday, February 5, 2008 4:12 PM

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