Make the Most of Visual Studio Team System in Real-World Agile Development Visual Studio Team System (VSTS) gives Microsoft development teams a powerful, integrated toolset for Agile development. Visual Studio Team System: Better Software Development for Agile Teams is a comprehensive, start-to-finish guide to making the most of VSTS in real-world Agile environments. Using a book-length case study, the authors show how to use VSTS to improve every aspect of software development, step by step-from project planning through design and from coding through testing and deployment. Agile consultant Will Stott and Microsoft development lead James Newkirk carefully integrate theory and practice, offering hands-on exercises, practical insights into core Extreme Programming (XP) techniques, and much more. Coverage includes * Using VSTS to support the transition to Agile values and techniques* Forming Agile teams and building effective process frameworks* Leveraging Team Foundation Version Control to help teams manage change and share their code effectively* Implementing incremental builds and integration with Team Foundation Build* Making the most of VSTS tools for Test-Driven Development and refactoring * Bringing agility into software modeling and using patterns to model solutions more effectively* Using the FIT integrated testing framework to make sure customers are getting what they need* Estimating, prioritizing, and planning Agile projects Preface Acknowledgments About the Authors Introduction: Broken Process Section 1: Apply Sharp Tools and Values Chapter 1: Introduction to Visual Studio Team System Chapter 2: Agile Values Review of Section 1: Sharp Tools and Values Section 2: Introduce Agile Development Chapter 3: Overview of Agile Development Chapter 4: Forming an Agile Team Chapter 5: Team Foundation Process Frameworks Chapter 6: Improving Your Process Framework Review of Section 2: Introduce Agile Development Section 3: Use Version Control Chapter 7: Managing Change Chapter 8: Setting Up TFS Version Control Chapter 9: Using TFVC in Your Project Chapter 10: Policing Your Project with TFVC Review of Section 3: Use Version Control Section 4: Build and Integrate Often Chapter 11: Building and Integrating Software Chapter 12: Working with Team Foundation Build Review of Section 4: Build and Integrate Often Section 5: Practice Test-Driven Development Chapter 13: Introduction to TDD Chapter 14: Developing Your First Tests Chapter 15: Learning to Refactor Chapter 16: Code Coverage and Performance Chapter 17: Integrating TFP Code with a User Interface Review of Section 5: Practice Test-Driven Development Section 6: Explore by Modeling Chapter 18: Modeling with Agility Chapter 19: Creating Models Chapter 20: Using Models in an Agile Project Chapter 21: Modeling Solutions with Patterns Review of Section 6: Explore by Modeling Section 7: Implement Customer Testing Chapter 22: Involving Customers in Testing Chapter 23: Creating FIT Fixtures Chapter 24: Running FIT with Team Foundation Build Review of Section 7: Implement Customer Testing Section 8: Estimate, Prioritize, and Plan Chapter 25: Estimating and Prioritizing Stories Chapter 26: Agile Planning Chapter 27: Managing Agile Projects Review of Section 8: Estimate, Prioritize, and Plan Section 9: Practice for Deployment Chapter 28: Moving into Production Chapter 29: Developing Installation Programs Chapter 30: Deployment of Distributed Systems Review of Section 9: Practice for Deployment Section 10: Provide and Reveal Value Chapter 31: Producing Technical Reports Chapter 32: Generating Business Value Review of Section 10: Provide and Reveal Value Retrospective: Fixing the Process Appendixes Appendix A: Setting Up VSTS for the Exercises Appendix B: Software Project Environment for a Small Team Appendix C: Agile Workspace 753 List of Exercises List of Extreme Programming Practices Glossary Bibliography Resources Index This book is for working software developers, architects, testers, and managers in real teams-professionals who are either transitioning to VSTS or considering doing so. It will help you start deriving value from VSTS immediately, as you lay a solid foundation for ongoing process improvement.
Publisher: Pearson Education (US)
Weight: 1243 g
Dimensions: 234 x 178 x 42 mm
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