Recently, when I opened a Xamarin project in Visual Studio, I received a message that an update for Xamarin for Visual Studio was available. The Xamarin icon appears in my SysTray, but clicking on it does nothing. Really? (more…)
Update 2: The switch from the project.json format to the new csproj format and the associated tooling changes made the dotnet-test-nunit adapter obsolete by switching the test adapter API. I have released an update to the NUnit Visual Studio Adapter that implements the new test API and supports .NET Core. If you are using Visual Studio 2017 and/or the new .NET Core tooling, see Testing .NET Core with NUnit in Visual Studio 2017.
Update: I have released beta 1 of dotnet-test-nunit which has been updated to the RTM of .NET Core 1.0. I have updated this post and the code on GitHub to reflect the changes.
The NUnit team has been working hard since .NET Core RC2 and ASP.NET Core RC2 was released last month to add full NUnit testing for .NET Core, and we are happy to announce the second alpha release of dotnet-test-nunit.
In my previous blog posts, I explained how to use NUnit to test .NET Core using NUnitLite which worked, but was not the ideal solution. The new dotnet-test-nunit allows you to test from the command line using the
dotnet test command and allows you to run your tests within Visual Studio. (more…)
The code from this post is on GitHub in the nunitlite and test_assembly branches. For those interested in an early peek at the new dotnet-test-nunit runner, there is an example on the master branch. (more…)
I found a red strobe light in the bargain bin at a local electronics store and immediately knew what to do with it – create a build failed light. There is a long history of dev shops creating build indicator lights using lava lamps, stop lights and computer monitors mounted on the wall and I’ve always wanted to build one. (more…)
I’m experimenting with taking a 3-tier client/server/database application and creating a lightweight client application that uses an embedded database. We use stored procedures and our server application uses SQL Server, so SQL Express LocalDB has potential. The only problem I ran into was restoring a backup taken from SQL Server to LocalDB and it appears that I am not the only one that had problems. (more…)