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Show HN: A C# library to help you enforce a Given-When-Then structured Unit test
2 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 29 Aug 2021
Looks like a similar concept to https://github.com/machine/machine.specifications which I used many years ago to try and achieve BDD style unit testing.
One point to note from your introduction was the following statement:
Setting up a simple testing project with C#
7 projects | dev.to | 27 May 2023
In terms of mocking there are several frameworks you can use, but I've mainly relied on Moq and NSubstitute. Within this demo, I'm going to use NSubstitute as I've found it a little easier to use.
Usefully links for DotNet Backend Developers
13 projects | dev.to | 2 Jan 2023
I need a C# crash course for experienced developers
6 projects | /r/learncsharp | 21 Oct 2022
A Tale of 2 Codebases (Part 2 of 4): Testability
3 projects | dev.to | 5 Oct 2022
Both projects use similar testing infrastructure. I write unit tests in C# using XUnit.net. I frequently use mock objects in testing, and MOQ is my tool of choice. I utilize continuous testing and coverage analysis through Rider. I do not have specific objectives for code coverage. When writing complicated algorithms, I frequently shoot for 100% coverage of the algorithm. I test simple properties inconsistently, and frequently do not test guard clauses.
Moq vs NSubstitute: syntax cheat sheet
3 projects | dev.to | 20 Sep 2022
🔗 Moq documentation | GitHub
What's your go-to unit testing tool?
2 projects | /r/csharp | 8 Jul 2022
But the reality is that I don't really write my tests with it. Toss on the MSTest attributes as needed of course. But all the testing code itself is FluentAssertions with a bit of Moq. (Though I find rarely need to use Moq/mocking anymore -- scandalous, I know.)
How do you deal with faking deeply-nested objects when testing?
2 projects | /r/dotnet | 21 May 2022
This looks like the kind of thing Moq could handle with LINQ to Mocks.
A better way to verify Mocks (XUnit, Moq, .NET)
2 projects | dev.to | 13 Feb 2022
Full code can be found here. More on Moq can be found here.
Implementing a Clean Architecture in ASP.NET Core 6
12 projects | dev.to | 3 Feb 2022
We need to have a talk about making life easier for newcomers to .NET
3 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 15 Nov 2021
> edit: one more qualm, the Mockito equivalent for C#, NSubstitute, cannot mock a concrete class, only an interface.
I've never heard of NSubstitute (that doesn't mean it's bad), but most places I've worked at typically use Moq (https://github.com/moq/moq4) which does support interfaces and classes.
What are some alternatives?
FakeItEasy - The easy mocking library for .NET
NSubstitute - A friendly substitute for .NET mocking libraries.
Bogus - :card_index: A simple fake data generator for C#, F#, and VB.NET. Based on and ported from the famed faker.js.
AutoMoq - Auto mocking provider for Moq.
AutoFixture - AutoFixture is an open source library for .NET designed to minimize the 'Arrange' phase of your unit tests in order to maximize maintainability. Its primary goal is to allow developers to focus on what is being tested rather than how to setup the test scenario, by making it easier to create object graphs containing test data.
Fluent Assertions - A very extensive set of extension methods that allow you to more naturally specify the expected outcome of a TDD or BDD-style unit tests. Targets .NET Framework 4.7, as well as .NET Core 2.1, .NET Core 3.0, .NET 6, .NET Standard 2.0 and 2.1. Supports the unit test frameworks MSTest2, NUnit3, XUnit2, MSpec, and NSpec3.
xUnit - xUnit.net is a free, open source, community-focused unit testing tool for .NET.
WireMock.Net - WireMock.Net is a flexible product for stubbing and mocking web HTTP responses using advanced request matching and response templating. Based on the functionality from http://WireMock.org, but extended with more functionality.
MSTest - MSTest framework and adapter
NUnit - NUnit Framework
SpecFlow - #1 .NET BDD Framework. SpecFlow automates your testing & works with your existing code. Find Bugs before they happen. Behavior Driven Development helps developers, testers, and business representatives to get a better understanding of their collaboration
Shouldly - Should testing for .NET—the way assertions should be!