Development Using Visual Studio and C#
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 the unit testing
framework that comes with Visual Studio 2012 Professional Edition and higher. Visual
Studio 2012 brings major changes to the unit testing framework, including a
pluggable architecture that enables integration with third-party test
frameworks. This topic is covered in an appendix.
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 doing unit testing in your .NET development projects. The student
will receive a comprehensive set of materials, including course notes and all
the programming examples.
Understand the principles of test-driven
Acquire fluency in developing tests using the Visual
Studio unit testing framework
Efficiently exercise test suites using Visual
Studio and MSTest
Integrate third-party unit test frameworks such
as NUnit into Visual Studio
Duration: 1 day.
student should have a basic knowledge of the .NET Framework and experience
programming in C# with Visual Studio.
What Is Test-Driven Development (TDD)?
Functional Tests / Customer Tests
Unit Tests / Programmer Tests
A Visual Studio Test
TDD with Legacy Code
Visual Studio Unit Testing Fundamentals
Structure of Unit Tests
Unit Testing Framework
Initialization and Cleanup
More about Unit Testing Framework
Debugging Unit Tests
Appendix A. Third-Party
Unit Test Frameworks
Integrating Third-Party Unit Test Frameworks into Visual Studio
NUnit Test Adapter
Running NUnit Tests within Visual Studio
Course exercises require Visual Studio 2012 Professional or higher and
a Windows 7 SP1 operating system, or more recent.
A good minimal hardware profile for this course would have a 1.8 GHz
or equivalent CPU, 2 GB of RAM, and at least 10 GB of free disk space for tools
installation and courseware.