Preventing Plan Regressions During Testing Slides
Wow, a new years resolution I'm following through with! This year I've already passed 2 Microsoft Exams. The first exam was “Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012”, and some of the skills I learnt from studying for this exam has helped me write better scripts, 1 of which was posted yesterday. So I'm 1/3 of the way towards achieving the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) SQL Server Solutions Associate certification.
The second exam I passed is the “Delivering Continuous Value with Visual Studio 2012 Application Lifecycle Management”, which (along with the testing and TFS exams) is necessary for achieving the Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer Certification.
The Story of Synchronized Settings - The Visual Studio Blog - Site Home - MSDN Blogs.
This blog from the Visual Studio team provides an insight into how and why synchronized settings came about.
Well, that was unexpected: the team behind The Microsoft product family of Visual Studio have announced that a new version will be released this year! Seeing as we tend to upgrade our version of TFS in December, there goes my hopes of a quiet Christmas. This post is going to explore the change in the cadence of releases from the ALM Team at Microsoft and discuss some of the features that have piqued my interest, and my frustrations at the lack of info surrounding the most significant changes at the tail end of the LifeCycle. I'm also going to do a short demo of one of the features that was switched on when the announcement was made for TFS 2013.
(Guest blog by Testing The Waterhouse)
Firstly, let me introduce myself, my name is Gareth (author of Testing The Waterhouse), I'm a Senior QA Engineer and started working in QA the same time as Richard for the same company. I got into QA for similar reasons to Rich, I'd graduated and was finding it hard to get a job so ended up working for a small consultancy firm as a QA analyst.
When Richard got in touch with me a couple of weeks ago about guest blogging on his blog, I wasn't really sure what to write about, seeing as he used to be a tester, but has moved into the DevOps world. I started reading The Phoenix Project, so I could try and gain an idea of what his new world is like, unfortunately, I'm only half way through, so didn't really want to write a blog post about that…