It's the Tests

It's the Tests

It's the Tests was my blog about Agile software development, Extreme Programming and Test Driven Development for many years. I have gone through the posts and included those that I feel may still be of interest under the "It's the Tests" tag on this site. The entries have been edited lightly, to fix broken links. I have kept some comments and removed others tht no longer seem relevant today.

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Is XP Unsuitable for a Diverse Team?

A post on Twitter claimed that Agile won't work for a heterogeneous team because it's practices were developed by a "bunch of white dudes." While that isn't something I want to believe, the comments indicated that many folks did believe it. When a large body of opinion contradicts my assumptions, I like to pause for thought.

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What's With NUnit 2.6.5?

Some folks have expressed surprise at my release of NUnit 2.6.5. Their surprise is no surprise, given that the NUnit framework is now at version 3.10.1!

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Microtests and Test Frameworks

I'm a big fan of microtests - both the term and the thing itself. My friend Hill coined the term quite a while back and I felt it completely solved the problem of ambiguity we agile folks were having when we talked about unit tests in front of people who understood the term in the way it was used 30 or more years ago.

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Future of NUnit

A while back I began to have some concern about the future of NUnit. I was entering my 70s and I knew I wanted to spend more time on other things. NUnit had been very much my project for a few years and I didn't want it to die when I was no longer maintaining it.

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NUnit-Summary Becoming an "Official" NUnit Application

UPDATE: I'm leaving the post here but the action described has been reversed and the project continues to live at https://github.com/charliepoole/nunit-summary

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Back to Blogging!

My blog has been offline for a long time, as you can see. The last prior post was in 2009!

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An Engine Extension for Running Failed Tests

Part 1: Creating the Extension

In a recent online discussion, one of our users talked about needing to re-run the NUnit console runner, executing just the failed tests from the previous run. This isn't a feature in NUnit but it could be useful to some people. So... can we do this by creating an Engine Extension? Let's give it a try!

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Using Lambdas as Constraints in NUnit 2.5

Let's say you have an array of ints representing years, all of which should be leap years.

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Ten Reasons to Try NUnit 2,5

NUnit 2.5 has so many new features (see the release notes) that I thought I'd try to come up with my top-ten favorites. It was hard to get down to ten, but here's what I came up with...

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