Microsoft Updates Visual Studio 2012

With Visual Studio 2012, Microsoft is replacing its traditional Service Pack model with a series of Updates to offer developers up-to-date tooling that supports modern development trends.

Visual Studio 2012 Update Expected Next Month, Preview Available Now

Microsoft released what is likely the final Community Technology Preview (CTP) of Visual Studio 2012 Update 1 on Monday.

Visual Studio 11 and .NET 4.5 Beta Previews 'Go Live' Next Week

Microsoft is releasing the Visual Studio 11 and .NET Framework 4.5 beta previews on Feb. 29 with a Go Live license, the company announced today during a "sneak preview" of the upcoming IDE.

Dev Disasters: Just Following Orders

A major validation error in the code resulted in a 60 percent failure rate for an expense form.

Visual Studio 2010 Lab Management

Visual Studio 2010 Lab Management provides a centralized way to create, manage and share environments in your domain-joined Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2010 development shop.

Reverse the V Model and Test First

Test-first development is an approach to software development that focuses on results: Tell me the expected outcome, not the requirements.

Visual Studio Core Updates Still Under Wraps

Microsoft revealed its Visual Studio ALM roadmap at Tech-Ed this week but lack of early information and guidance on the core IDE complicates product development for Visual Studio partners.

Visual Studio ALM vNext Announced at Tech-Ed

The next version of Microsoft's Visual Studio application lifecycle management will expand beyond development and QA to integrate IT operations and input from stakeholders.

Tech-Ed: Microsoft Previews Windows Phone for Business

The major update to the Windows Phone 7 platform, codenamed 'Mango', will bump up the business functionality and offer access to Microsoft's Lync Server, the company's platform for unified communications, according to announcements made today during the Tech-Ed keynote.

Telerik Updates Automated Test Studio, Adds Desktop UI Support

The company has offered WebUI Test Studio since 2008. This latest release adds support for Windows Presentation Foundation.

Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 Released

The release of Visual Studio 2010 SP1 could motivate some development organizations to make the switch to Visual Studio 2010.

Survey: Dev Outlook Shifting

A survey by ALM provider Serena Software indicates that dev organizations are shifting focus from cost cutting to improving application delivery.

.NET Survival Guide: Application Lifecycle Development

Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) is a critical measure of a team's maturity and development effectiveness.

6 Tips for Productive Software Development in a Tough Economy

Even in these difficult times, project managers can employ several strategies--some at no cost--to increase team efficiency and software quality. Here are six development strategies that have proven benefits whether you work in agile or traditional waterfall environments.

Serena Launches New Strategy, Products

ALM provider Serena Software launches new corporate strategy and Release Management Solution tooling.

SmartBear Releases ALM Tools

Recent merger with AutomatedQA and Pragmatic Software power the release of SmartBear's QAComplete, DevComplete and other service-based ALM solutions.

Unit Testing and ASP.NET MVC

ASP.NET MVC and test-driven development show the future of delivering reliable applications. While Visual Studio 2010 enables you to integrate server-side testing into ASP.NET development, client-side testing presents a challenge.

Collabnet Pushes Agile ALM into the Cloud

Application lifecycle management (ALM) provider Collabnet rolled out a new version of its flagship TeamForge ALM platform this week, as well as a general-availability release of its free Subversion Edge product.

VSLive! Day 2: ALM On Stage

Microsoft's Dave Mendlen announces release date for Visual Studio Lab Management 2010 during keynote address.

CollabNet Ties ScrumWorks Agile Tool To ALM Platform

CollabNet on Thursday announced a new version of its Agile project management tool, ScrumWorks.