Machine.Specifications VS NUnit

Compare Machine.Specifications vs NUnit and see what are their differences.


Machine.Specifications is a Context/Specification framework for .NET that removes language noise and simplifies tests. (by machine)
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Machine.Specifications NUnit
1 14
833 2,184
0.4% 0.8%
3.2 8.4
9 days ago 19 days ago
C# C#
MIT License MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of Machine.Specifications. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-08-29.


Posts with mentions or reviews of NUnit. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-05-20.
  • Reduce your tests cognitive complexity with AutoFixture
    3 projects | | 20 May 2022
    The setup here is really minimal, just create a new test project. I'll be using xUnit but NUnit should be fine too.
  • Why I Chose C#
    1 project | | 23 Apr 2022
    There is also an infinite amount of great libraries that already exist out there. You have LINQ that acts as a universal data query syntax. AutoMapper for mapping types to other types. NUnit and Fluent Assertions for unrivaled Unit Testing. And many, many more.
  • XUnit vs NUnit What to Choose to Write Clean Code Part 1.
    1 project | | 15 Feb 2022
    As it states on the landing page of NUnit.
  • Getting Started with Unit Testing in Visual Studio 2022 - nUnit
    2 projects | | 5 Jan 2022
    Meanwhile NUnit has had multiple releases since 2018:
  • What is unit testing?
    3 projects | | 8 Nov 2021
    There are unit testing frameworks for most popular programming languages. Some examples of popular unit test frameworks are Jest for Javascript, JUnit for Java, and NUnit for all .Net languages.
  • BREAKING!! NPM package ‘ua-parser-js’ with more than 7M weekly download is compromised
    32 projects | | 22 Oct 2021 That is simply not true. Mature c# projects purposely maintain no downstream dependencies and is they do, it's to a major reputable lib. See for yourself - these are staple third party packages commonly used. Anything dependency starting with System or NETStandard is Microsoft maintained.
  • Os 3 principais frameworks de testes que todo desenvolvedor .NET deveria conhecer
    3 projects | | 18 Oct 2021
  • share one RazorPage application of CleanArchitecture Project
    4 projects | | 16 Sep 2021
    NUnit, FluentAssertions, Moq & Respawn
  • ASP.NET Core Unit Testing with FluentAssertions
    3 projects | | 21 Aug 2021
    A unit test is a way to test the smallest unit of the software. In almost all programming languages, this smallest unit is normally a function (method), a subroutine, or a property. When we do unit testing, we check whether a particular property has the expected value or a particular method is returning a value or result we are expecting it to return. There are many popular unit test frameworks available for almost all programming languages and all types of applications. The three most popular unit tests frameworks used by many .NET developers around the world are NUnit, xUnit, and MSTest. All of these frameworks have their pros and cons but they all have an extensive set of features for writing unit tests. These three unit test frameworks are so popular that Microsoft Visual Studio has built-in project templates for these frameworks.
  • Automated Test in C#?
    2 projects | | 23 Apr 2021
    Sure, there are the Microsofts own MSTest, then NUnit and XUnit and others. For Mocking you can use Moq and surely others I'm not familiar with.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Machine.Specifications and NUnit you can also consider the following projects:

NSubstitute - A friendly substitute for .NET mocking libraries.

xUnit - is a free, open source, community-focused unit testing tool for the .NET Framework.

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.

Moq - Repo for managing Moq 4.x

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 Asserting *Should* be!

coverlet - Cross platform code coverage for .NET [Moved to:]

MSTest - MSTest V2 framework and adapter

NSpec - A battle hardened testing framework for C# that's heavily inspired by Mocha and RSpec.

Fine Code Coverage - Visualize unit test code coverage easily for free in Visual Studio Community Edition (and other editions too)

dotnet-testcontainers - 🐋 A library to support tests with throwaway instances of Docker containers for all compatible .NET Standard versions.