Chapter 26. Testing practices

This chapter covers

  • Designing and testing routes
  • Unit-testing controllers
  • Unit-testing custom model binders
  • Unit-testing action filters

Testing is a key tenet of any type of engineering, and software engineering is no different. Because software needs to be fully retested on every new build, the act of executing test cases can be slow and error-prone if done by hand. Creating automated tests is an accepted best practice, and ASP.NET MVC eases this effort.

Chapter 20 covered full-system testing and the specific techniques necessary to test an ASP.NET MVC application. This chapter moves beyond the most important type of testing, full-system testing, to more targeted tests that point directly to problem areas ...

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