Few .NET developers have the luxury of unlimited code testing once their application is complete, and rushing through the testing process is both problematic and stressful. The open source NUnit framework provides an excellent and efficient way to test and improve .NET code as it's written, saving hundreds of QA hours and headaches.NUnit is one of the most mature and widely-used .NET open source projects even Microsoft uses it internally. NUnit is a unit-testing framework for all .Net languages. Written entirely in C#, NUnit takes advantage of many .NET language features, such as custom attributes and other reflection related capabilities. It automates unit testing and reduces the effort required to frequently test code while developing it. NUint is invaluable for .NET developers in test-driven development under agile methodologies such as Extreme Programming (XP) as well as for developers who use for unit testing for software quality assurance. Unfortunately, some of those valuable hours saved by using NUnit can be wasted trying to master this powerful but under-documented frameworkProof that good things come in small packages, the NUnit Pocket Reference is a complete reference to NUnit, filling in the blanks left by the existing documentation and online discussion. It offers developers everything they need to know to install, configure, and use NUnit; the NUnit user interface; and a reference to the NUnit framework classes in a slim but well-organized package. This handy little book even offers practical, real world NUnit examples. And with the NUnit Pocket Reference , IT managers will know to expect when they implement unit testing in their projects. It is the only book you'll need on this popular and practical new open source framework.
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Bill Hamilton is a technology and management consultant who specializes in assessing business objectives and company processes and designing and restructuring technology strategy and enterprise architecture. Bill has been designing, developing, and implementing enterprise solutions for 15 years using both Microsoft and J2EE technologies. Bill is the author of O'Reilly titles including the highly praised Programming SQL Server 2005 and ADO.NET Cookbook, and also writes for Microsoft Developer Network.
Table of Contents
- Chapter 1: NUnit Pocket Reference
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Unit testing is an ideal that many programming projects should aspire to. Like yours, eh? In Java, that gave rise to JUnit. Well, as .NET has grown, so did the need for unit testing in it. From the open source movement, we now have NUnit. Still not as well known as JUnit. Which may add to the need for this book. A quick pocket reference that is competently done. Lets you easily thumb through and get what you need. The attraction of NUnit is that it can automate a framework for unit testing. There is really not much to NUnit, as attested by the book. But, then again, there is not much need for anything more complicated.