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Abstract Interfaces vs Abstract Base Classes in Entity Framework 6

by Jonathan Allen on  Jun 18, 2013 5

As part of the beta 1 release, Entity Framework 6 has added new methods to DbSet: AddRange, RemoveRange, and FindAsync. But what will happen with IDbSet, the matching abstract interface?

Visual Studio Unit Testing Enhancements for Windows Store and Windows Phone

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Feb 11, 2013

Microsoft recently released an update to Visual Studio 2012 with support for windows phone unit testing and improvements to Windows Store unit testing.

.NET Tools And Practices Research Insights

by Roopesh Shenoy on  Dec 13, 2012 2

The community research we published on .NET tools and practices had more than 650 votes leading to some interesting results. We attempt to draw insights.

Google Open Sources Testacular, a JavaScript Test Runner

by Abel Avram on  Nov 28, 2012 4

Google has open sourced Testacular, a JavaScript test runner based on Node.js. The tool can be used to test all major web browsers, can be integrated with CI tools, and it works with any code editor.

Pex: Unit Testing Tool from Microsoft Research

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Oct 27, 2012

Pex is a visual studio add-in and unit testing tool developed by Microsoft Research. The tool examines your source code and does a whole lot of job such as suggesting tests and picking values for parameters.

Smart Continuous Test-Runner For .NET – For Free

by Roopesh Shenoy on  Jun 29, 2012

Mighty-Moose, a continuous build and test-runner for .NET, now comes free of charge.

dotCover 2.0 Adds Integrated Unit Test Runner and Visual Studio 2012 Support

by Jenni Konrad on  Jun 20, 2012

The code coverage utility dotCover 2.0 now includes an integrated unit test runner, rather than requiring ReSharper to run tests. It has been updated to support Visual Studio 2012 RC, and includes new attribute filters.

Navigation Makes ASP.NET WebForms More Testable

by Roopesh Shenoy on  Jun 18, 2012

Navigation is a library that makes ASP.NET Web Forms more testable by moving the CRUD logic out of the codebehind files. Graham Mendick’s article “Unit Testing in the Navigation..” explores some of the features and how unit tests can be written.

Deep Dive With Microsoft Fakes – Shims

by Roopesh Shenoy on  May 22, 2012 1

Shims are a part of the Microsoft Fakes framework that allow Method interception as a part of testing – including framework methods. This allows for lesser intrusive unit testing, as shown in an article by Rich Czyzewski, “Noninvasive Unit Testing in ASP.NET MVC4 – A Microsoft Fakes Deep Dive”.

Running MSTest in SharpDevelop

by Jonathan Allen on  May 07, 2012

SharpDevelop currently comes with support for NUnit and offers the Gallio Addin for MBUnit. Recently Matt Ward announced the addition of MSTest support via a new add-on.

Microsoft Announces New Cloud Build for Team Foundation Service

by Jenni Konrad on  Mar 30, 2012

At this week's VS Live conference, Microsoft announced a new Build Service for Team Foundation Service, the Azure-based version of Team Foundation Server. The build service will automatically compile and run unit tests every time files are checked in.

ASP.NET MVC Testing Tips and Tricks

by Roopesh Shenoy on  Mar 20, 2012 3

There are several components in an ASP.NET MVC 3 web app – models, controllers, route-handlers, views, html-helpers, client-side code etc. Most of these can be unit-tested, others need integration tests, and several good practices can help you keep your tests more maintainable and avoid making them brittle.

VS11 Gets Better Unit Testing Tools, Fakes Framework

by Roopesh Shenoy on  Mar 12, 2012 7

A New Unit Test Explorer, ability to run tests on each build, better Code Coverage tool, support for third party frameworks, a new VS Fakes Framework, better performance and more are all coming together in Visual Studio 11 to provide much better Unit Testing experience for Developers.

Visual Studio 11 Beta Supports Multiple Test Frameworks

by Roopesh Shenoy on  Mar 06, 2012 7

NUnit, XUnit.net, QUnit, Jasmine, Chutzpah are all supported in the Visual Studio 11 Beta along with MSUnit, promising better choice and over-all unit-testing experience for developers. And the list is expected to get bigger towards the final release of VS 11.

NUnit’s Action Attributes Simplify Unit Test Writing

by Harry Brumleve on  Mar 05, 2012 5

The latest release of NUnit showcases Action Attributes, a feature which enables the orchestration of test actions across suites, tests, and test cases. Developers can arrange the execution of setup, teardown, and other testing side-effects by applying Action Attributes, which encapsulate test actions, to classes, interfaces, methods, and assemblies within their test projects.

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