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Tuesday, November 05, 2002 :::

Here is one of those tidbits that make life interesting. Have you ever wondered or thought of those times when you worked on Windows 3.1. Have you ever wanted to know how the different MS OSs evolved? Microsoft has read your mind. They have a page that does just that. Check out “Windows Operating Systems Family History”

If you have worked with XP (Not the Windows one, but Extreme Programming) then you need no introduction to the tool I am going to talk about today. XP accords a high priority to automated testing. This is thru the xUnit testing framework. The tool that is built for .NET is, not surprisingly, called NUnit. If you have worked with unit testing tools before, then you would find NUnit a dream. The main difference is that NUnit uses a lot of inbuilt .NET capabilities like attributes (which is not available in Java, which is the parent platform to most xUnit tools). This make NUnit much easier to use for the other tools based on xUnit framework.

Also NUnit is one of the most thriving of the .NET related projects on SourceForge. The new version NUnit 2.0 is just out and contains loads of new features, including an all-new GUI test runner. Nunit is also one of those few free tools that ships with pretty readable documentations.:-)

I am going out of town for the next two days. I don't know if I can post to the blog. I will if I have Internet access..

::: posted by Anand at 9:19 PM

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