Professional Application Lifecycle Management with Visual Studio 2010

Professional Application Lifecycle Management with Visual Studio 2010

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By (author) Mickey Gousset, By (author) Ajoy Krishnamoorthy, By (author) Brian Keller, By (author) Martin Woodward, By (author) Shad Timm

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  • Publisher: WROX PRESS
  • Format: Paperback | 696 pages
  • Dimensions: 186mm x 246mm x 38mm | 1,179g
  • Publication date: 12 April 2010
  • ISBN 10: 0470484268
  • ISBN 13: 9780470484265
  • Sales rank: 258,483

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Get up to speed on Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) with Visual Studio 2010 through a combination of hands-on instruction and deep-dives. Microsoft has packed a lot of brand new testing and modeling tools into Visual Studio 2010, tools that previously were available only to Microsoft internal development teams. Developers will appreciate the focus on practical implementation techniques and best practices. A team of Microsoft insiders provides a nuts-and-bolts approach. This Wrox guide is designed as both a step-by-step guide and a reference for modeling, designing, and coordinating software development solutions at every level using Visual Studio 2010 and Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010. Visual Studio 2010 offers a complete lifecycle management system that covers modeling, testing, code analysis, collaboration, build and deployment tools. Coverage includes: An Introduction to Software Architecture Top-down Design with Use Case Diagrams, Activity Diagrams, and Sequence Diagrams Top-down Design with Component and Class Diagrams Analyzing Applications Using Architecture Explorer Using Layer Diagrams An Introduction to Software Development Unit Testing with the Unit Test Framework Managed Code Analysis and Code Metrics Profiling and Performance Database Development, Testing, and Deployment An Introduction to IntelliTrace An Introduction to Software Testing Web Performance and Load Testing Manual Testing Coded User Interface Testing Lab Management Introduction to Team Foundation Server Team Foundation Architecture Team Foundation Version Control Branching and Merging Team Foundation Build An Introduction to Project Management Process Templates Using Reports, Portals, and Dashboards Agile Planning Using Planning Workbooks Process Template Customizations Professional Application Lifecycle Management with Visual Studio 2010 shows developers, testers, architects and project managers alike how to leverage the power of Visual Studio 2010 to streamline software design and development.

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MICKEY GOUSSET is a Senior Technical Developer for Infront Consulting Group, a consulting company focused on the Microsoft System Center family of products. He has been a Microsoft Team System MVP fi ve years running, a certifi ed professional in Team Foundation Server and SCOM 2007, and co-author (along with Jean-Luc David and Erik Gunvaldson) of the book Professional Team Foundation Server (Indianapolis: Wiley, 2006). Gousset runs "Team System Rocks!" (, a community site devoted to Visual Studio Team System and Visual Studio 2010, where he also blogs about Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server. He is also a co-host of the popular Team Foundation Server podcast, "Radio TFS" ( He has spoken on Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server topics at various user groups, code camps, and conferences, including Microsoft Tech Ed Developer - North America 2008 and 2009. When not writing or working with computers, Mickey enjoys a range of hobbies, from playing on Xbox Live ("Gamer Tag: HereBDragons") to participating in local community theater. Nothing beats his favorite pastime though - sitting on his couch with his lovely wife Amye, and their two Chihuahuas, Lucy and Linus. BRIAN KELLER is a Senior Technical Evangelist for Microsoft, specializing in Visual Studio and application lifecycle management. Keller has been with Microsoft since 2002, and has presented at conferences all over the world, including TechEd, Professional Developers Conference (PDC), and MIX. Keller is also a regular personality on MSDN's Channel 9 Web site, and is co-host of the popular show, "This Week on Channel 9." Outside of work, he can usually be found enjoying the great outdoors while either rock climbing, backpacking, skiing, or surfing. AJOY KRISHNAMOORTHY is a Senior Product Manager in the Microsoft Patterns and Practices group. In this role, he focuses on planning the areas of investments and business strategy for Patterns and Practices. Prior to this role, Krishnamoorthy worked as a Senior Product Manager for Microsoft Visual Studio Team System. He has more than ten years of consulting experience, playing variety of roles, including developer, architect, and technical project manager. Krishnamoorthy has written articles for online and printed magazines, and co-authored several books on ASP.NET. You can check out his blog at Krishnamoorthy has an MBA from Ohio State University. Any spare time is spent with his family, playing board/card games with friends, watching sports (especially when the Ohio State Buckeyes are playing), and learning to play "Tabla." MARTIN WOODWARD is currently the Program Manager for the Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server Cross-Platform Tools Team. Before joining Microsoft, Woodward was voted Team System MVP of the Year, and has spoken about Team Foundation Server at events internationally. Not only does Woodward bring a unique insight into the inner workings of the product he has experienced from more than a half-decade of real-world use at companies big and small, he is also always happy to share. When not working or speaking, Woodward can be found at his blog,

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Leverage Visual Studio 2010 to develop and deploy your next projectWritten by Microsoft insiders, this nuts-and-bolts guide walks you through the tools, guidelines, and methodologies you'll need for Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) with Visual Studio 2010. It focuses on practical implementation techniques and best practices, while providing you with detailed code samples and case studies. You'll dive into all the new Unified Modeling Language (UML) tools, advanced debugging techniques, manual testing functionality, the new architecture of Team Foundation Server 2010, and much more. By the end of the book, you'll be able to model, design, and coordinate enterprise solutions at every level using Visual Studio.Professional Application Lifecycle Management: Examines the Architecture Explorer and how to use it to better understand the architecture of your applicationPresents topics that are of the most interest to a developer who is creating an application with Visual Studio 2010Explores the numerous tools available for testers, including a look at the new test lab management capabilitiesDelves into the new architecture of Team Foundation Server 2010 and the version-control systemUncovers the latest process templates, along with the new backlog and capacity-planning featuresWrox Professional guides are planned and written by working programmers to meet the real-world needs of programmers, developers, and IT professionals. Focused and relevant, they address the issues technology professionals face every day. They provide examples, practical solutions, and expert education in new technologies, all designed to help programmers do a better job.wrox.comProgrammer Forums Join our Programmer to Programmer forums to ask and answer programming questions about this book, join discussions on the hottest topics in the industry, and connect with fellow programmers from around the world.Code Downloads Take advantage of free code samples from this book, as well as code samples from hundreds of other books, all ready to use.Read More Find articles, ebooks, sample chapters, and tables of contents for hundreds of books, and more reference resources on programming topics that matter to you.

Table of contents

INTRODUCTION. PART I ARCHITECT CHAPTER 1 Introduction to Software Architecture. CHAPTER 2 Top-down Design with Use Case Diagrams, Activity Diagrams, and Sequence Diagrams. CHAPTER 3 Top-down Design with Component and Class Diagrams. CHAPTER 4 Analyzing Applications Using Architecture Explorer. CHAPTER 5 Using Layer Diagrams. PART II DEVELOPER. CHAPTER 6 Introduction to Software Development. CHAPTER 7 Unit Testing with the Unit Test Framework. CHAPTER 8 Managed Code Analysis and Code Metrics. CHAPTER 9 Profi ling and Performance. CHAPTER 10 Database Development, Testing, and Deployment. CHAPTER 11 Introduction to IntelliTrace. PART III TESTER. CHAPTER 12 Introduction to Software Testing. CHAPTER 13 Web Performance and Load Testing. CHAPTER 14 Manual Testing. CHAPTER 15 Coded User Interface Testing. CHAPTER 16 Lab Management. PART IV TEAM FOUNDATION SERVER. CHAPTER 17 Introduction to Team Foundation Server. CHAPTER 18 Team Foundation Architecture. CHAPTER 19 Team Foundation Version Control. CHAPTER 20 Branching and Merging. CHAPTER 21 Team Foundation Build. PART V PROJECT/PROCESS MANAGEMENT. CHAPTER 22 Introduction to Project Management. CHAPTER 23 Process Templates. CHAPTER 24 Using Reports, Portals, and Dashboards. CHAPTER 25 Agile Planning Using Planning Workbooks. CHAPTER 26 Process Template Customizations. INDEX.