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<>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...
<>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 stepfrom 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 teamsprofessionals 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.
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