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Better .NET Unit Tests with AutoFixture: Get Started

by Jason Roberts

Create shorter, less cluttered, more readable, and refactor-safe test code.

What you'll learn

The open source AutoFixture library helps reduce the amount of unnecessary code in the arrange phases of test code. It does this by automatically supplying values for test data that are required for the test to function, but where the exact value is unimportant. In addition to simple types, AutoFixture also creates object graphs of test data, reducing the amount of test code that needs to be written and reducing the chances that tests will break compilation when changes are made to production code.

About the author

With over 15 years of experience in both frontend and backend software development, Jason Roberts is a freelance developer, trainer, and author. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in computing, is the author of several books, and writes at his blog DontCodeTired.com. Jason is an open source contributor and in addition to enterprise software development, he has designed and developed Windows Store and Windows Phone apps.

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