E (Visual Studio Team System Glossary)
This glossary defines key terms that are used in the Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team System Help.
- elapsed exclusive time
Time spent in function, excluding time spent in items it calls. See also: elapsed inclusive time
- elapsed inclusive time
Time spent in function and items it calls. See also: elapsed exclusive time
- end user
The person who actually uses a solution, as opposed to the customer, who pays for it.
- entry criteria
States of being that must be present before an effort can begin successfully.
- entry point
An interface provided by the system that might be used to gain access to the assets or resources of a system.
See: Event Trace for Windows
- Event Trace for Windows (ETW)
A lightweight reporting infrastructure that is part of Microsoft Windows and used by several major Microsoft technologies to report information.
- exclusive time
The total time spent inside this function or module, excluding time in functions or modules called from this function.
- exclusive transitions
Number of transitions between user (ring 3) and kernel mode (ring 0) in function, excluding transitions in items it calls.
- exit criteria
A set of criteria that a product or service must meet before a particular milestone is complete. The presence of exit criteria signal the end of a successful effort.
- exploratory testing
The testing of a product without a set of tests defined in advanced. Testers performing exploratory testing take on a persona and perform the tasks that persona would perform.
- extraction rule
A rule that copies a string from a Web test response and puts it in the test context for use later in the test. For example, you can extract a form field value from a response and use it as a parameter value in a subsequent request. There is a predefined set of rules that comes with the product and additional extraction rules can be created if needed.