Pro Team Foundation Service

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

Book Details

  • Paperback: 404 pages
  • Publisher: Apress (May 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1430259957
  • ISBN-13: 978-1430259954
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