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How Do I: Test Impact Analysis in Visual Studio 2010

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series How Do I?

I used to work for a company that bragged that their flagship application had over 40,000 unit tests (no joke). I asked them if they had a CI process, and they looked at me funny. One of the reasons, they said, was that running a build with all the tests took way too long to run very frequently. It’s too bad their application wasn’t developed in .NET using Visual Studio 2010 so that they could take advantage of Test Impact Analysis. This new feature analyzes the code changes developers make and selects only the unit tests that have been impacted by the code change. The developer is free to choose between a subset of tests (those that need to be run based on the code changes made) or run the entire suite of tests for all-up testing. This short video will give you an overview of Test Impact Analysis and show you how to configure it in your Visual Studio 2010 Solution.

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How Do I: Using Generate From Usage in Visual Studio 2010

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series How Do I?

For those using Test Driven Development processes in Visual Studio, you’ll be excited to here that there are some enhancements to the way Code Generation is done from within Visual Studio 2010. This short video shows you what those improvements are to a feature called “Generate From Usage”.

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How Do I: Using IntelliTrace in Visual Studio 2010

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series How Do I?

IntelliTrace is one of the newest, coolest features in Visual Studio 2010. This short video will give you a jump-start into how you can use IntelliTrace as a developer to aid you in your debugging adventures. Learn how to get started with IntelliTrace, using the DVR-like replay features, and debug a few defects in only 10 minutes!

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How Do I: Code Navigation Improvements in VS2010

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series How Do I?

Exploring code is a great way to learn, but CTRL-F isn’t the only way to get around. Visual Studio 2010 adds some interesting new code navigation features to help developers better understand their code and find what they need quickly and easily. in this video, I explore a few of the new features and show you how to be more productive editing code with Visual Studio 2010.

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How Do I: Web.Config Transformations in VS2010

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series How Do I?

This is my first in a series of videos related to Visual Studio 2010 in the “How Do I” format. The videos themselves are short snippets that help you understand how to do specific things within the Visual Studio 2010 IDE. This first one is about web.config transformations.

In the past, dealing with environment-specific data points like Connection Strings, Logging Settings, etc. has been a real challenge. Most organizations have invented their own slick way to manage these different settings from environment to environment, but until now there hasn’t been a comprehensive, prescribed best practice for dealing with this challenge. Now, with Visual Studio 2010, a new feature called Web.Config Transformations solves this complex problem for you! Using the power of XSLT and some integrated tooling, you can now maintain separate settings for individual configuration items across an infinite number of configurations. Check out the video below for more details.

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