Writing unit tests with NUnit? This is for you.
How to Cut Time, Effort, and Duplication in Your Unit Tests
What if there was a way to spend less time writing unit tests and get even better coverage?
If you’re not taking advantage of NUnit’s data driven test features, you’re working harder than you need to. I’d like to show you how save yourself time and effort, and generate:
- high quality
- maintainable tests.
Then you can get back writing quality code.
Test coverage leads to quality code
I don’t have to convince you of the importance of unit tests. I’m sure they’ve saved your butt in the past.
And you know that higher coverage gives you better regression. It makes sense. The more paths through your code that are tested, the less chance there is of a bug slipping through.
Achieving high coverage is just the professional thing to do.
But there’s a catch.
Good coverage is hard work
Unit testing is tough.
“Quality is free, but only to those who are willing to pay heavily for it.”— DeMarco and Lister
Have you ever felt like this, 5 hours into a marathon unit testing session?:
- “Sometimes unit testing lulls me to sleep.”
- “Unit testing feels so repetitive!”
- “Who wants to spend hours cutting and pasting tests to get full coverage?”
I’ve been there, too. You’re working hard to make your product great, but the sheer effort of unit testing can be overwhelming.
Data Driven unit testing makes it easy
Here’s the good news: NUnit gives you everything you need to get exceptional coverage without cookie-cutter coding.
With the data driven NUnit attributes you can:
- Test hundreds of combinations of inputs to a method with a single test
- Rerun an entire test fixture multiple times with different values each time
- Create highly readable test cases and pass them to your test method
With these tools you will:
- Get exceptional coverage with less effort
- Get back time wasted writing copy/paste unit tests
- Get back to work creating awesome stuff
And you can learn how to do it all. The Data Driven NUnit cheat sheet is a quick reference to keep all the syntax straight. All the tools are at your finger tips, so you can learn them quickly.
Become a rock star
There’s something pretty sweet about getting a comment back on a review like: “That’s really cool, I didn’t know you could do that!” Taking advantage of NUnit’s tricks makes me look smarter than I am.
“It’s really satisfying to accomplish with 10 lines of code what the guy next to you needs 100 to do.”
Learning the tools and knowing how to pick the right one will set you ahead of the pack. And you can bring your whole team with you.
You can get your testing done well, done quickly, and get back to creating awesome things.
Grab your copy of the Data Driven NUnit cheat sheet
I was there, stuck writing unit tests the long way, but the data driven NUnit attributes have been a life line. I’d love to help you master these tools in your work.
So grab your copy of the Data Driven NUnit cheat sheet. It’s free, but it’s packed full of value. It shows you how to leverage the tools that NUnit gives you so you can slash your unit testing effort.
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