We're currently looking at our test tools library and identifying some gaps. We recently purchased Team Foundation Server and while I know it does automated builds and testing, I need to know more specifically what kind of testing it does. Is it strictly a test organizer, allowing you execute test suites across other testing tools, or does it have it's own built-in functionality? If so, what can it do? We are also looking at buying iTKO's LISA, but management is hesitant to spend the money if the TFS we already bought can do the same or similar testing.
Is it fair to say then, that like NUnit, you must write code in order to test the code in TFS? The reason I ask is that we are currently evaluating another product (truly codeless) and management is trying to say that we already have the same abilities in TFS...which I am far from convinced.
Yes, you have to write the code in TFS. You pretty much have to be a programmer. The programmer that wrote the code being tested should be writing the unit tests BEFORE or AT THE SAME TIME as the code is being developed.
Which product are you refering to that is "truly codeless". I have heard many claim it and none deliver.
If you're a slave to your free associations, does it automatically become something else?
iTKO Lisa...we have implemented the demo version for our web services testing with great successs and with absolutely no code writing. We want to get the full version, but it has met with some resistance by management because we already have TFS. However, I would like to see our non-technical BA/QAs try to do anything with TFS. With Lisa, we could have them testing after a 30 minute demo.