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Performance regression tests at Microsoft Security

In this post, Maor Frankel shares insights about performance regression testing in Microsoft Security. During the past 6 years, a significant amount of my work has gone into improving the performance of the Web application I work on. This has been the case at my previous work at Outbrain and at my current position in the front end (...

Pragmatic TDD

I have been working on a small project in my free time in which I’m the only developer. When I started the project, I wanted to write the entire application in a test driven, test first, manner. I wrote my failing test, then made the test pass and as I saw opportunities to refactor, I took the time to reduce complexity, separate concerns and reorganize as needed. I was in a red-green-refactor rhythm and it was enjoyable to see the test count go up and my code coverage for tests at 100%… but then reality set in.

Integrating Selenium tests in a release pipeline

Senior Application Development Manager Marcelo Silva recently posted this article demonstrating how to implement UI test automation using VSTS and Selenium.Today, I'd like to show you a proof-of-concept I created for one of my customers where we implement User Interface (UI) test automation into a Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI...

Unit Testing Your JavaScript Code

In a recent post from his blog, Premier Developer Consultant Jim Blizzard discusses how to set up Visual Studio 2017 to run JavaScript-based unit tests.This week, I demonstrated to a client how they could write unit tests in JavaScript to test their JavaScript code by leveraging Karma, Jasmine, and Chutzpah. The unit tests show up in Test ...

Premier ITSM Testing Services: Anatomy of a Lab Engagement (Part 2)

Sanjeev Gogna and Charles Ofori, Senior Application Development Managers, discuss the importance of testing and spotlight the resources available to our customers as part of a testing engagement. This is the second of a three part series to discuss the importance of testing and spotlight the resources available through Premier Support and our ...

A Smart Way to Host Your Training Labs

In this post, Application Development Manager, Wesam Darwish walks us through how to leverage Azure DevTest – a cost effective, consistent, and streamlined way for quickly deploying a virtual training lab in your environment. At Microsoft Premier Support for Developers, we provide a variety of training options and a wide range of ...

Integrating Angular 4 Unit Tests with Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS)

Premier Developer consultant Wael Kdouh brings us this post on integrating Angular 4 unit tests into VSTS. One of the nice features of Angular 4 (and Angular 2 before it) is the introduction of the Angular CLI (command line interface). I like to think of it as a style guide coming straight from the Angular team. But more importantly, it...

Unit testing using Typescript, Mocha, Chai, Sinon, and Karma

In this post, Premier Developer consultant Wael Kdouh outlines how to set up a unit testing project using Typescript, Mocha, Chai, Sinon and Karma. I was trying to setup a project for unit testing using Typescript, Mocha, Chai, Sinon, and Karma and I quickly realized that there were so many moving parts that made it a bit challenging to...

Premier Support Helps Keep Santa Flying

Each year, NORAD Tracks Santa across the globe in an event that captures the heart of children and adults worldwide. Families can take part using a range of applications and devices to watch Santa’s progress in real time. Premier ADMs, Chris Mason, Bernard Apolinario, and developer consultant Geoff Gray share a glimpse of what goes into ...

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