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The Art of Unit Testing, Second Edition: with examples in C# by Roy Osherove

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Chapter 2. A first unit test

This chapter covers

  • Exploring unit testing frameworks in .NET
  • Writing your first test with NUnit
  • Working with the NUnit attributes
  • Understanding the three output types of a unit of work

When I first started writing unit tests with a real unit testing framework, there was little documentation, and the frameworks I worked with didn’t have proper examples. (I was mostly coding in VB 5 and 6 at the time.) It was a challenge learning to work with them, and I started out writing rather poor tests. Fortunately, times have changed.

This chapter will get you started writing tests even if you have no idea where to start. It will get you well on your way to writing real-world unit tests with a framework called NUnit—a ...

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