Unit Testing for Sitecore
One of the important disciplines of programming is to create your applications using a Test Driven Development (TDD) approach. Even though Sitecore makes this hard, there are a few things out there that can help us run unit tests. One example is the test runner that Alistair Deneys created back in 2010 http://adeneys.wordpress.com/2010/04/13/new-technique-for-unit-testing-renderings-in-sitecore
This test runner works very well but as I began to advance my knowledge of programming patterns and practices I came across Bob Martin‘s three TDD rules:
- Do not write production code unless it is to make a failing unit test pass.
- Do not write more of a unit test than is sufficient to fail, and build failures are failures.
- Do not write more production code than is sufficient to pass the one failing unit test.
and as I applied these rules to my work I wanted to start to use ncrunch (a continuous testing tool) so my tests could be running all the time. This was not possible with Alistair’s test runner method so I began to use a method that Michael Edwards blogged about. Unit Testing Sitecore in the NUnit GUI. This method is great so I made a screen cast