sept. 23

This week, on Tuesday 21th, I was in Mons in the Microsoft Innovation Center to give a presentation about the Visual Studio 2010 Testing Tools.

As I told during the session, 3 hours to present the testing tools of Visual Studio is quite short and I add to bypass some demo. But anyway, you will find "the full version" of it on the session slide, including some additional comments on some slides. You can download them here : VS 2010 Testing Tools - vFinal - Published.pptx (2,78 mb).

I also had an interesting question at the end of the session : which tool is available on which version of Visual Studio ? As it may help you to know which product version you will want to buy, here is a map of the different tools I presented.

ToolVS ProVS PremiumVS Ultimate
Unit Tests  √  √  √
Coded UI Test (Web / Winforms / WPF)    √  √
WebTest      √
LoadTest      √
Code Coverage    √  √
Test Impact    √  √
Automated Build

 √ (with TFS)

 √ (with TFS)  √ (with TFS)
IntelliTrace      √
Test Manager      √

If you want to know more about the differences about these versions, you can go to that will describe all the features and differences between the different tools.

And if the conference did not answer to some question you were having about the tests, do not hesitate to contact me, or let's continue the discussion here !

sept. 22

For the second time, David Anderson will visit OCTO Technology in Paris in October 27th & 28th, to speak about Kanban.

This tool, coming from the industry world, and adapted to the software development, is more and more broadly used in the agile community.

This intensive 2-day Kanban workshop with the Kanban pioneer provides an introduction to Lean, Pull Systems and Kanban and will explain how established industrial engineering theory can apply to software development process.

What you will learn there ?

  • An introduction to Lean, Pull Systems and Kanban
  • 4 areas of focus to deliver success
  • Value Stream Mapping
  •  Process Flow Tracking
  • Implementing different classes of service
  • Implementing a culture of continuous improvement (Kaizen)
  • Applying established industrial engineering theory to software development process
  • Controlling Work In Progress
  • Identifying, classifying and managing bottlenecks
  • Defining release and input cadence for a kanban system
  • Using Metrics and Reporting to drive continuous improvement
  • Establishing policies to prevent abuse and gaming of the kanban system

You are intereseted by this session ? Find all the information and subscribtion form at

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