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Mocking with Moq 4 and xUnit

by Jason Roberts

Writing unit tests is hard when dependencies between classes make it tough to separate what's being tested from the rest of the system. Moq, the most popular mocking library for .NET, makes it easy to create mock dependencies to make testing easier.

What you'll learn

Writing unit tests can be difficult, time-consuming, and slow when you can't isolate the classes you want to test from the rest of the system. In this course,Mocking with Moq 4 and xUnit, you'll learn how to create mocks and use them as dependencies to the classes you want to test. First, you'll discover how to configure mocked methods and properties to return specific values. Next, you'll learn how to perform behavior/interaction testing to check your classes are interacting correctly with their dependencies. Finally, you'll explore how to setup mock exceptions, mock events, and use additional mocking techniques. When you're finished with this course, you'll have the necessary knowledge to use Moq to unit test your classes in isolation by creating and using mock objects.

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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 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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