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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:
NUnit vs XUnit for .net6+ microservices
7 projects | /r/dotnet | 1 Mar 2023
On a side note, something I would highly recommend NOT doing is using the built in assertion types for any of the test adapters. Without a doubt the hardest part of switching unit test frameworks is having to fix all your assertions which is why we use 3rd party assertions. The built-in assertions also tend to not be very feature rich and don't have the most helpful messages. We personally use FluentAssertions, but there are other options such as Shoudly or Should. I highly recommend picking one of them over the built in assertions. You will thank yourself later :)
I need a C# crash course for experienced developers
6 projects | /r/learncsharp | 21 Oct 2022
Shouldly - More "fluent" way of writing assertions that I tend to like more personally. Example:
What's your go-to unit testing tool?
2 projects | /r/csharp | 8 Jul 2022
I use NUnit and Shoudly.
What are some alternatives?
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.
should - Should Assertion Library
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
NUnit - NUnit 3 Framework
Moq - Repo for managing Moq 4.x
NFluent - Smooth your .NET TDD experience with NFluent! NFluent is an ergonomic assertion library which aims to fluent your .NET TDD experience (based on simple Check.That() assertion statements). NFluent aims your tests to be fluent to write (with a super-duper-happy 'dot' auto-completion experience), fluent to read (i.e. as close as possible to plain English expression), but also fluent to troubleshoot, in a less-error-prone way comparing to the classical .NET test frameworks. NFluent is also directly inspired by the awesome Java FEST Fluent assertion/reflection library (http://fest.easytesting.org/)
Verify - Verify is a snapshot tool that simplifies the assertion of complex data models and documents.
Compare-Net-Objects - What you have been waiting for :+1: Perform a deep compare of any two .NET objects using reflection. Shows the differences between the two objects.
NSubstitute - A friendly substitute for .NET mocking libraries.