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Parallel Execution of Visual Studio Team System Unit Tests

by on Jul.02, 2009, under Storage

Parallel Execution of Visual Studio Team System Unit Tests

While running some unit tests within Visual Studio 2008 it seemed that it would often be possible to execute the unit tests in parallel on multi-processor or multi-core machines.

Obviously thread safety would be the responsibility of the test authors and the parallel execution of the unit tests could be an optional capability with the default being the sequential execution.

With continuous integration and gated checkin scenarios the parallel execution of unit tests could be very useful. In the near future developer workstations and servers will have considerably more cores than are typically available today and so the performance impact of such parallel execution could be considerable. 

If you agree with this suggestion then click on the following image from the Microsoft Connect and vote on it as the Visual Studio teams really do listen to feature requests.


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