Development Using NUnit 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 NUnit in supporting
test-driven development on Microsoft .NET. It is current to .NET 4.0 and Visual
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.
Understand the principles of test-driven
Acquire fluency in developing tests using the
Efficiently exercise tests suites using both GUI
and command-line tools
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
An NUnit Test Drive
TDD with Legacy Code
Structure of Unit Tests
Setup and TearDown
Test Fixture Setup and TearDown
NUnit GUI Tool
NUnit with Visual Studio
More about NUnit
Debugging NUnit Tests
NUnit Console Tool
Appendix A. Learning
Course exercises require NUnit 2.5.2, Microsoft Visual Studio 2008,
and a Windows operating system, XP or more recent. See the appropriate course
Setup Guide for details.
A good minimal hardware profile for this course would have a Pentium
1 GHz or equivalent CPU, 512 MB of RAM, and at least 4 GB of free disk space
for tools installation and courseware.