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Test-Driven Development Using NUnit and C#, Visual Studio 2015 – 1 Day

Course Description – Test-Driven Development Using NUnit and C#, Visual Studio 2015

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 Visual Studio 2015.

The Test-Driven Development Using NUnit and C#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.

What You Will Learn

  • Understand the principles of test-driven development
  • Acquire fluency in developing tests using the NUnit framework
  • Efficiently exercise tests suites using both GUI and command-line tools


The student should have a basic knowledge of the .NET Framework and experience programming in C# with Visual Studio.


1. Test-Driven Development

  • What Is Test-Driven Development (TDD)?
  • Functional Tests / Customer Tests
  • Unit Tests / Programmer Tests
  • Test Automation
  • Simple Design
  • Refactoring
  • An NUnit Test Drive
  • TDD with Legacy Code

2. NUnit Fundamentals

  • Structure of Unit Tests
  • NUnit Framework
  • Assertions
  • Test Cases
  • Test Fixtures
  • Test Runners
  • Ignoring Tests
  • Setup and TearDown
  • Test Fixture Setup and TearDown
  • NUnit GUI Tool
  • NUnit with Visual Studio

3. More about NUnit

  • Exceptions
  • Debugging NUnit Tests
  • Custom Asserts
  • Categories
  • NUnit Console Tool
  • Refactoring

System Requirements

Course examples require Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 and Windows 7sp1 or higher. The free Visual Studio Community 2015 can be used. See the appropriate course Setup Guide for details.

A good minimal hardware profile for this course consists of a 2 GHz or better CPU, 1 GB of RAM, and at least 10 GB of free disk space for tools installation and courseware.

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