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Pro Team Foundation Service

By Mathias Olausson , Joachim Rossberg , Jakob Ehn , Mattias Sk´┐Żld

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Pro Team Foundation Service gives you a jump start into Microsoft’s cloud-based ALM platform, taking you through the different stages of software development. Every project needs to plan, develop, test and release software and with agile practices often at a higher pace than ever before.

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  • ISBN13: 978-1-4302-5995-4
  • 404 Pages
  • User Level: Intermediate to Advanced
  • Publication Date: May 26, 2013
  • Available eBook Formats: EPUB, MOBI, PDF

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Pro Team Foundation Service gives you a jump-start into Microsoft’s cloud-based Application Lifecycle Management platform, taking you through the different stages of software development. Every project needs to plan, develop, test and release software and with agile practices often at a higher pace than ever before.

Microsoft's Team Foundation Service is a cloud-based platform that gives you tools for agile planning and work tracking. It has a code repository that can be used not only from Visual Studio but from Java platforms and Mac OS X. The testing tools allow testers to start testing at the same time as developers start developing. The book also covers how to set up automated practices such as build, deploy and test workflows.

This book:

  • Takes you through the major stages in a software development project.
  • Gives practical development guidance for the whole team.
  • Enables you to quickly get started with modern development practices.

With Microsoft Team Foundation Service comes a collaboration platform that gives you and your team the tools to better perform your tasks in a fully integrated way.

What you’ll learn

  • What ALM is and what it can do for you.
  • Leverage a cloud-based ALM platform for quick improvements in your development process.
  • Improve your agile development process using integrated tools and practices.
  • Develop automated build, deployment and testing processes.
  • Integrate different development tools with one collaboration platform.
  • Get started with ALM best-practices first time round.

Who this book is for

Pro Team Foundation Service is for any development team that wants to take their development practices to the next level. Microsoft Team Foundation Service is an excellent platform for managing the entire application development lifecycle and being a cloud-based offering it is very easy to get started. Pro Team Foundation Service is a great guide for anyone in a team who wants to get started with the service and wants to get expert guidance to do it right.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction to Application Lifecycle Management
  2. Introduction to Agile Planning, Development, and Testing
  3. Deciding on a Hosted Service
  4. Getting Started
  5. Working with the Initial Product Backlog
  6. Managing Team and Alerts
  7. Initial Sprint Planning
  8. Running the Sprint
  9. Kanban
  10. Engaging the Customer
  11. Choosing Source Control Options
  12. Working with Team Foundation Version Control in Visual Studio
  13. Working with Git in Visual Studio
  14. Working in Heterogeneous Environments
  15. Configuring Build Services
  16. Working with Builds
  17. Customizing Builds
  18. Continuous Deployment
  19. Agile Testing
  20. Test Management
  21. Lab Management
Source Code/Downloads

Downloads are available to accompany this book.

Your operating system can likely extract zipped downloads automatically, but you may require software such as WinZip for PC, or StuffIt on a Mac.


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