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.
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.