Visual Studio – Trigger a xUnit test run after project build event

To trigger a xUnit test run after a successful build,
add this to the project “Build Events” / “Post-build event command line:”

(You need xUnit runner console nuget package installed for this, above is for the 2.2.0 version).
Will produce something similar to this in the Output window “Build”:

Docs:
https://xunit.github.io/docs/getting-started-desktop.html#run-tests

Free Microsoft Virtual Machines

Download free virtual machines to test Microsoft Edge and IE8 to IE11:
Source: Free Virtual Machines from IE8 to MS Edge – Microsoft Edge Development

Get a Windows 10 development environment:

Start building Universal Windows Platform apps quickly using a virtual machine.

Start coding sooner with a virtual machine prepped for Windows 10 development. It has the latest versions of Windows, the developer tools, SDKs, and samples ready to go:

https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/downloads/virtual-machines

 

Unit testing faked async methods

With the addition of the async/await keywords in .NET Framework 4.5, many more methods will now return Task<TResult>.  For example, a web service method can now be created to return Task<TResult> so it is ready for the async/await keywords.  This brings up the question on how you can unit test these methods.

Read more: http://www.intertech.com/Blog/creating-a-task-with-a-known-result/#ixzz3xSNIAWB7

Fluent Assertions

Fluentassertions : Fluent Assertions is a set of .NET extension methods that allow you to more naturally specify the expected outcome of a TDD or BDD-style test. We currently use it in all our internal and client projects, and it is used in many open-source projects. It runs on .NET 3.5, 4.0 and 4.5 (Desktop and Windows Store), Silverlight 4 and 5 and Windows Phone 7.5. And it supports the unit test frameworks NUnit, XUnit, MBUnit, Gallio and MSpec.

Source: Fluentassertions