Introducing xUnit.net V2.0 w/ Jim Newkirk and Brad Wilson

The Topic:

xUnit.net (https://github.com/xunit/xunit) was initially launched in September of 2007, almost seven years ago. When it was launched we described many reasons for implementing a new test framework for .NET (click here for more details). A couple of years ago we decided it was time for V2.0. 

This talk discusses the rationale for why we built xUnit.net V2.0.  We’ll describe some of the highs and lows of the development. In addition to describing the development we’ll dive into xUnit.net basic usage, and demonstrate some of the new features of v2.0, which include running tests in parallel, using Test Collections, PCL Support, and enhanced extensibility.

About Jim Newkirk:

As vice president of engineering, James oversees the development of the CenturyLink Cloud platform. He brings almost 30 years’ experience in the software industry with previous leadership roles at Microsoft, Caradigm  and ThoughtWorks and a co-founder of Object Mentor, a consulting firm that specialized in C++, Java, Object-Oriented Programming, and Agile Methodologies. As a recognized pioneer in agile, he serves on the Agile Alliance Board, is the author of several books including “Test-Driven Development in Microsoft .NET”, and is the creator of the popular Nunit V2.0 and xUnit.net open source projects.

About Brad Wilson:

Brad Wilson has been a software professional for more than 20 years, working as a consultant, developer, team lead, architect, and CTO. He is probably best known for his work on ASP.NET MVC and ASP.NET Web API during his 7 1/2 year tenure at Microsoft. Today, he calls CenturyLink Cloud his home, where he is a Technical Director working on their worldwide Infrastructure-as-a-Service and cloud management platform. He also is an active open source contributor to xUnit.net and ElasticLINQ.

In his off hours, he's an avid musician, poker player, and photographer.

Agenda:

6:30pm Doors open. Eat, drink and socialize. 
7:00pm Welcome, Introductions. Presentation. 
7:45pm Wrap-up / Q&A / Socialize

We hope to see you there and bring a friend!

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  • Brad W.

    Thanks to everybody who attended to the talk! Here are the promised links:

    Slides: http://bradwilson.typepad.com/presentations/xunit-v2.pdf
    GitHub: https://github.com/xunit

    June 27

  • amir

    sorry to cancel last minute :( gettin' swamped at work, have a great time everybody!

    1 · June 26

  • Jordan

    Are users of other languages welcome, or is a .NET background recommended?

    June 2

    • Michael I.

      Users of any and all languages are always welcome and encouraged to come. For this meetup, it also wouldn't hurt to have some familiarity with C#.

      June 3

  • Kevin G. B.

    Looking forward to another gathering of great information sharing with tech folk.

    1 · May 20

  • Kathleen Bennett B.

    Why are RSVPs closed for this event?

    1 · February 28, 2014

    • Michael I.

      Doh. Just now seeing this. :| RSVPs are open. Thanks Kathleen.

      April 10, 2014

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