Getting Started with xUnit pt. 2

Test Fixture Setup and Tear Down In the last xUnit post we covered how xUnit handles setup and tear down of tests by using the constructor for setup and implementing IDisposable for tear down instead of the usual attributes. That’s great but since xUnit instantiates an instance of the test class for each test, what … [Read more…]

Keep it Simple, There’s more to it

From KISS to Occam’s Razor, we’ve all heard sage advice in some form or another about keeping things simple. It could be about the user experience of the software you are working with, it could be about your test approach. Sometimes though, there’s more to simple than meets the eye. Some times it means… Don’t … [Read more…]

Can we stop saying we break software?

I cringe every time I talk to a tester and they equate testing to breaking software. It’s diminutive It’s not unusual for developers or other people outside of the test team to not fully understand what testers do. Tests we perform may seem extreme, unusual or unnecessary to outsiders until the reasoning behind them is … [Read more…]

Getting Started With xUnit

I’ve been an NUnit user and fan for years now, but it has limited support for dotNet core and Microsoft has adopted xUnit for many of its current open source projects. Between that and my current team using xUnit it’s a good time to start getting familiar with the framework. Even if you aren’t writing … [Read more…]