An emerging software engineering paradigm is test-driven development, where tests are written early and testing is performed continuously during the development process. Problems are discovered early and corrected when they are found. This one-day course for developers explains the methodology of test-driven development and the use of NUnit in supporting test-driven development on Microsoft .NET. It is current to .NET 4.5.1 and Visual Studio 2013.
The course is practical, with many example programs and tests written in C#, including a cumulative case study. The goal is to quickly bring you up to speed in using NUnit in your .NET development projects. The student will receive a comprehensive set of materials, including course notes and all the programming examples.
.NET Training Learning objectives
.NET Training Prerequisites
The student should have a basic knowledge of the .NET Framework and experience programming in C# with Visual Studio.
.NET Training Course duration
.NET Training Course outline
- Understand the principles of test-driven development
- Acquire fluency in developing tests using the NUnit framework
- Efficiently exercise tests suites using both GUI and command-line tools
1. Test-Driven Development|
What Is Test-Driven Development (TDD)?
Functional Tests / Customer Tests
Unit Tests / Programmer Tests
An NUnit Test Drive
TDD with Legacy Code
2. NUnit Fundamentals|
Structure of Unit Tests
Setup and TearDown
Test Fixture Setup and TearDown
NUnit GUI Tool
NUnit with Visual Studio
3. More about NUnit|
Debugging NUnit Tests
NUnit Console Tool
Course examples require Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 and Windows 7sp1 or higher. The free Visual Studio Express 2013 for Windows Desktop can be used. NUnit 2.6.3, a free download, should be installed. See the appropriate course Setup Guide for details.
A good minimal hardware profile for this course consists of a 2 GHz or better CPU, 1 GB of RAM, and at least 10 GB of free disk space for tools installation and courseware.