PowerShell script to convert VSTS tests to NUnit

Saturday, January 9, 2010

A while ago we decided to convert all our test projects to NUnit. We found Microsoft’s test framework to be overly complicated, much slower, and with less features. So, in order to make the transition easier, I wrote this PowerShell script to convert VSTS test projects and files to NUnit. I didn’t know any PowerShell beforehand, so it took me a bit to get it right, but the script works nicely now. We’ve run it against dozens of test projects (VS 2005, VS 2008, and it also works with VS 2010 beta 2, as I tried it at...
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TFS Nightmare

Saturday, June 9, 2007

I've mentioned before that we're using Team Foundation Server as our source control repository and integration server. We have encountered many bugs in the tool, and have quite a few complaints (like how it's so very slowingly slow), but it was still a definite improvement over what we had before (VSS 6 for source control and nothing for integration). A few days ago an issue had risen that required us to reinstall TFS. Currently we're our own TFS admins in the company, so it is our responsibility to do this procedure. And there was hell to pay. Anyone who...
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NUnit vs. VSTS: VSTS Wins

Monday, May 7, 2007

As I've said before, our team has begun doing unit testing. At first we used NUnit and NCover for this purpose, although we have VSTS licenses. This was for the following reasons:  NUnit is faster than VSTS (and that test panel really slows down the IDE... Like it isn't slow enough!). NUnit has more features than VSTS (although for now we're using only the basics anyway) and less bugs. NUnit has more support and lots of googleable knowledge. It is definitely the more mature solution. NUnit feels more "clean" to me. You don't have to create a special test...
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