TDD in C# From A to Z
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TDD in C# From A to Z

Grow software by TDD with SpecFlow + TestStack White. Learn test-driven development and improve unit testing skills!
4.2 (288 ratings)
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1,971 students enrolled
Created by Engineer Spock
Last updated 7/2020
English
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This course includes
  • 9.5 hours on-demand video
  • 3 articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Practice TDD in your daily job
  • Practice katas to improve TDD and understanding of the programming fundamentals
  • Write acceptance tests with SpecFlow in Gherkin
  • Develop software in a "true" agile, iterative process
  • Apply best practices of unit testing and TDD
Course content
Expand all 83 lectures 09:35:47
+ Introduction to Test-Driven Development (TDD)
14 lectures 52:21
Download Source Code
00:06
Join .NET Community of Students
00:02
What is TDD?
05:00
Red / Green / Refactor
04:16
Three Laws of TDD
01:42
Changing Requirements and the Safety Net
05:23
F.I.R.S.T.
02:48
Code Coverage
01:42
Testing Frameworks and Tools
05:06
When TDD Fails?
02:46
Conclusion
02:02
+ TDD in Action
15 lectures 02:19:46
Outline
01:46
Regular Agile Process in 200 Words
01:59
VS and R# Shortcuts
03:44
Refactoring Commands Built-In VS 2017
00:09
Fibonacci Numbers
07:38
Three Main TDD Techniques
04:31
Grabbing the Gold
03:10
FizzBuzz
11:06
Updateable Spin
17:50
Continuous Testing
03:57
Tic-Tac-Toe (Crosses and Noughts)
36:17
Assert First
01:26
Demo - Sticks
32:16
Conclusion
01:50
+ Katas and TDD
5 lectures 01:02:23
Outline
01:39
Stack Kata
13:43
Immutable Stack Kata
16:55
LinkedList Kata
29:18
Conclusion
00:48
+ Writing Test Doubles (Mocks)
11 lectures 01:05:33
Outline
01:09
Problem Demo
03:43
Refactoring to Make Code Testable
04:19
Test Doubles
05:55
Writing Tests with Hand-Rolled Mocks
11:53
Problems with Hand-Rolled Mocks
01:16
Mocking Frameworks
07:46
Writing Tests with a Mocking Framework
07:45
NSubstitute. Key Features
18:06
Classic School vs London School
02:23
Conclusion
01:18
+ Acceptance and Integration Tests (UI-Tests)
9 lectures 30:56
Outline
01:28
Overview of SpecFlow
01:43
Gherkin. Features and Scenarios
03:41
Basics of SpecFlow
09:32
Integration and UI-Testing
05:24
UI-Automation Testing Framework
01:05
TestStack.White Overview
04:00
Conclusion
01:40
+ Implementing a WPF App by TDD
8 lectures 02:46:32
Outline
02:18
Application Overview
09:00
Writing Acceptance Tests
14:58
Building a Bridge to User Interface Applying the Page Object Design Pattern
19:52
Implementing Acceptance Tests
26:37
Implementing ViewModels using TDD. Part 1.
01:08:23
Implementing ViewModels using TDD. Part 2.
23:38
Conclusion
01:46
+ Thoughts on TDD
8 lectures 18:29
Outline
01:00
What is TDD in the End? Life without TDD
00:59
Agile and TDD
01:32
TDD and Design Upfront
02:35
Do Unit Tests Guarantee the Success?
02:25
Having no Tests is Better than Having Bad Tests
03:22
Architecture and Design
04:56
Conclusion
01:40
+ Best Practices
13 lectures 39:46
Outline
01:08
Ending the TDD Day
01:41
Pair Programming and Ping-Pong Programming
03:23
Quality of Tests
03:35
Test Data
01:50
Shouldly
01:33
Prefer Positive if-Statements
01:15
Testing Trivial Code
02:59
Test Single Concern
03:06
Singletons and Static Classes
07:02
Builder Design Pattern. Immutability and Testability
09:08
Conclusion
01:48
BONUS Lecture
01:18
Requirements
  • You should already be familiar with the basics of C#
  • You should already be familiar with the basics of unit testing
  • You should already be familiar with the basics of dependency injection
Description

Today unit testing is the absolutely required skill which is required from any professional developer. Companies expect from developers to know how to write unit tests including all the most important topics such as mocking and test driven development (TDD in short).

This course is all about practicing TDD using C# programming language and NUnit as a unit testing framework. Along the way, we will learn the concepts related to unit testing. This course does not cover all the features of NUnit. This course is way more interesting.

Learning unit testing and TDD puts a powerful and very useful tool at your fingertips. Being familiar with unit testing and TDD you can write reliable and maintainable applications. It is very hard to lead a project which is not covered by unit tests.

Content and Overview   

This course is primarily aimed at developers who’re already familiar with the basics of unit testing and dependency injection. Some experience in C# programming is required. The course provides solid theoretical base reinforced by tons of practical material.

We start with basics of test-driven development. Why we need TDD? What is TDD? When TDD fails, three laws of TDD, different types of tests, tooling and other fundamental topics. This section is mostly theoretical.   

Theory is dead without practice, so starting from the second section, you’ll see tons of programming sessions where I’ll demonstrate how to implement generating of Fibonacci numbers, FizzBuzz, parsing of roman numerals, updateable spin synchronization primitives, tic-tac-toe or crosses and noughts game and game in sticks. You’ll also learn:   

  • How a regular agile development process looks like   

  • That you need to learn shortcuts to practice TDD more smoothly   

  • Three Main TDD techniques: faking, triangulation and obvious implementation   

  • Which tests to write first   

  • How to start writing a test in a TDD manner   

  • Stack kata   

  • Immutable stack kata   

  • And list kata   

  • What is acceptance testing   

  • About the SpecFlow acceptance testing framework   

  • How to write acceptance tests with SpecFlow in Gherkin language   

  • What are UI tests   

  • What tools for writing UI Tests exist   

  • How to access UI through the TestStack.White framework   

Have you heard about katas? No, I’m talking about programming. In the third section, you’ll learn what is a code kata and I’ll demonstrate three code katas:   

Growing an application by writing tests first, we’re not only writing unit tests first. So, in the next section, you’ll learn what is acceptance testing and integration testing. You’ll learn:   

You’ll need to see how to apply all the material learned by this moment. Practice helps very much with understanding especially when we uncover highly practical topics such as TDD. That’s why I decided to show you how all the things work in practice altogether. So, in the next section, you’ll see a real enterprise approach for working on a software project in action.   

  • I’ll build a bridge to UI through TestStack.White applying the Page Object design pattern   

  • I’ll write acceptance tests using the bridge built for accessing UI   

  • I’ll implement ViewModels and all the corresponding business-logic   

  • What is TDD in the end? Is it possible to live without it?   

  • The relationships between TDD and Agile development process   

  • Should we design architecture upfront or not?   

  • Do unit tests guarantee the success?   

  • Quality of tests, some criterions   

  • How to express data for writing unit tests   

  • Shouldly for writing more readable assertions   

  • Singletons, Static classes and testability, Builder design pattern   

  • And some other important topics

The last two sections are rather philosophical. We will discuss:   

  • What is TDD in the end? Is it possible to live without it?   

  • The relationships between TDD and Agile development process   

  • Should we design architecture upfront or not?   

  • Do unit tests guarantee the success?   

  • Quality of tests, some criterions   

  • How to express data for writing unit tests   

  • Shouldly for writing more readable assertions   

  • Singletons, Static classes and testability, Builder design pattern   

  • and some other important topics

Here is my Teaching Approach -

No fluff, no ranting, no beating the air. I respect your time. The course material is succinct, yet comprehensive. All important concepts are covered. Particularly important topics are covered in-depth.

Take this course, and you will be satisfied.

Who this course is for:
  • Any developer who wants to improve professional programming skills