Automated Testing for Fraidy Cats Like Me

An introducton to the benefits and techniques of automated software testing.
Course info
Rating
(715)
Level
Beginner
Updated
May 22, 2013
Duration
1h 27m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(715)
Level
Beginner
Updated
May 22, 2013
Duration
1h 27m
Description

Many developers have heard of unit testing or test driven development but are daunted by the scope, depth or learning curve. This course aims at removing that first layer of trepidation. You will get a quick and broad perspective on why you might want to take a closer look at testing. You'll learn about some of the key benefits, get a high level look at the testing landscape and see baby steps to coding some of the most common techniques. The course should help you determine if you want to learn more about testing and provide you with a solid platform to continue on to more advanced learning resources. Automated Testing for Fraidy Cats Like Me is aimed at developers from any discipline although Visual Studio, C# and related tools are used to demonstrate testing techniques.

About the author
About the author

Julie Lerman is a Microsoft MVP, .NET mentor and consultant who lives in the hills of Vermont. You can find Julie presenting on data access and other Microsoft .NET topics at user groups and conferences around the world. Julie is the author of the highly acclaimed "Programming Entity Framework (with a second edition coming soon) and authors the MSDN Magazine Data Points column.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Automated Testing for Fraidy Cats Like Me
Do you start to sweat when someone mentions Test-Driven Development? Do you find a way to leave the room before they ask if you are using automated tests? If you answered "Yes, " to these questions you may be suffering from TFCS or Testing Fraidy Cat Syndrome. Hello, my name is Julie Lerman and I too am a former suffer of Testing Fraidy Cat Syndrome, but I have overcome it and I want to help you do the same. Welcome to Pluralsight and my course, Automated Testing for 'Fraidy Cats, Like Me? ' where I hope you'll find a cure for TFCS and be able to embrace automated testing as I have.

What's a Test and How to Run It
Hello, this is Julie Lerman. Welcome back to my Automated Testing for Fraidy Cats Course. This module, What's a Test and How Do I Run It?

Test Doubles: Stubs, Fakes and Mocks
Hello - Welcome back to Automated Testing For Fraidy Cats Like Me. I'm Julie Lerman and in this module you learn about tricking your test into not running code that you don't want to test.

Testing Workflows and Goals
Hello welcome back to Automated Testing For Fraidy Cats Like Me. This is Julie Lerman and in this module we'll continue our journey out of the darkness and get a look at some of the most common ways to integrate testing into your development workflow.