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DevOps, Git, and Agile updates from the team building Azure DevOps

Issue with using Application Insights with load tests

Update - As of Feb 24th 2017, this issue has been addressed and the content below is no longer applicable.   If you use Application Insights to collect app side metrics during load tests, you will find that it currently doesn't work as expected. This is due to an infrastructure issue. We have worked with the Application ...

How to use Test Step using REST Client Helper?

Test Case is the backbone for all manual testing scenarios. You can create test case using the web client from Test or Work hubs OR from Microsoft Test Manager (MTM), which then are stored in Team Foundation Server or Visual Studio Team Services. Using these clients you can create test artifacts such as test cases with test steps, test step ...

Test & Feedback – Collaborate with your team

In the previous blogs, we have gone through the first two steps – Capture your findings and Create artifacts. In this blog, we will take you through the third step i.e. Collaborate. Test & Feedback extension provides many ways in which teams can collaborate with one another to drive the quality. You can use the extension to share your ...

Test & Feedback extension – Create artifacts

In the previous blog "Test & Feedback - Capture your findings", we discussed the full “Capture” capability of the Test & Feedback extension. Once all the findings have been captured, the next step is to create rich actionable work items that can be consumed by the team. In this blog we will focus on the “Create” step and the ...

Test & Feedback – Capture your findings

Test & Feedback extension allows everyone in team, be it developers, testers, product owners, user experience, leads/managers etc. to contribute to quality of the application, thus making it a “team sport”. It enables you to perform exploratory tests or drive your bug bashes, without requiring predefined test cases or test steps. This ...

Parallel Test Execution

An early post on Parallel Test Execution drew attention to its subtle semantics. Three considerations directly contributed to that (1) Reach (2) Composability (3) Non-disruptive roll out. The Visual Studio Test Platform is open and extensible, with tests written using various test frameworks and run using a variety of adapters. To reduce on-...

Tracking branch health and identifying flaky tests in RM driven test automation

In my previous blog post, I had written about how we have a single Release Definition for our team which runs all the test environments in parallel.  Now that Release Management supports branch based filters while listing releases, it is very easy to track the health of a particular branch.  Further, with the work the test team has ...

Announcing General Availability for Test & Feedback extension (formerly Exploratory Testing extension)

Today, we are excited to announce the general availability of Test & Feedback extension (formerly Exploratory Testing extension), and this extension is free for all. With agile practices becoming more prevalent, release cycles have become shorter. It doesn’t leave much time for teams to identify all scenarios, record the steps that ...

Cloud-load testing service is hyper-scale ready: lessons from generating 1M concurrent user load

Every now and then we hear of a business-critical app failing during major promotional or seasonal events such as holiday sales. More often than not it turns out that the app is not ready for the massive demand created on such occasions - causing the servers to fail and resulting in dissatisfied customers and lost opportunity. To ensure that ...

Run cloud-based load tests using your own machines (a.k.a. Bring your own subscription)

When you run a cloud-based load test, the load testing service automatically provisions the necessary machines (load agents) for generating the load to your application. Once the load test run has completed, these resources are torn down. This works well for the most part for a large set of customers. However, some customers want to be able to...

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