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Pro .NET Best Practices by Stephen D. Ritchie

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C H A P T E R  8

Automated Testing

This chapter is not about automated testing in the Quality Assurance (QA) sense. This chapter is about the automated testing that developers perform. Throughout this book, when you see the word testing it refers to a developer performing intention checking. In this sense, test code checks that the code-under-test works and continues to work as a developer deliberately planned it to work.

The topics of test-driven development (TDD) and the red-green-refactor development methodology are covered well in many books, blog postings, and websites. (Appendix A provides a list of resources that cover TDD and how-to write tests.) This chapter is not going to describe how to write your first unit test. It provides practices ...

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