Presentation: "Bringing developers and testers closer together with Visual Studio"

Time: Wednesday 14:05 - 15:05

Location: Rutherford Room, Fourth Floor


Testers want to focus on executing tests, not filling in bug reports. Developers want to address bugs quickly in order to focus on new capabilities.

This session demonstrates how Visual Studio 2010 supports closer collaboration between developers and testers by walking through the lifecycle of a bug and showing how testers can focus on executing their tests while providing more information to developers, who can address bugs much more easily and without having to request more information.

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Giles Davies

 Giles  Davies

Giles Davies works in the Developer and Platform Evangelism Group in Microsoft UK as a technical specialist covering development tools, specializing in the full Application Lifecycle Management tooling of Team Foundation Server and Visual Studio.

Giles started his development career with Microsoft technologies in the days of client/server applications before becoming an early adopter for Java, working with CORBA and subsequently J2EE. Having worked in the Java space for a number of organisations including Borland and IBM Rational, Giles joined Microsoft in 2008, and is enjoying working with the Microsoft tools and frameworks. He has had various roles including that of developer, technical lead, software architect, consultant and project manager, and has used a range of development processes including formal methods, Rational Unified Process and Scrum.