Thanks to Andrew Stopford and everyone else who works on MbUnit development. MbUnit 2.4 was just released.
If you are not unit testing or practicing TDD in your projects, I don't know how you could choose plain old NUnit over MbUnit. If you are using regular NUnit it is very simple to convert your projects MbUnit, they use the same [Test] attribute.
- Row Testing:
More row testing details here.
public void TestString( string myString )
// do your tests in here...
- Specialized Assertions
- Database rollback. The unit testing gods say that there should be absolutly no DB access in unit tests, but there are some times when I cannot avoid it. With the rollback attribute I don't have to worry about cleaning up the database after my test runs
- Being able to test private methods. (see Vadim Kreynin's articles here and here). *
- Extract Embedded Resources With An Attribute In MbUnit. No more dealing with test file directories or setting the correct path in the [SetUp] methods!
- RepeatAttribute. Run a specific test multiple times in a row.
- ThreadedRepeatAttribute. Run a specific test on multiple threads.
- etc. http://www.mbunit.com/ for all the details.
* I have been using the InternalsVisibleTo assembly attribute to accomplish this for a little while now. It gets the job done nicely and has allowed complete separation of our unit tests into a separate assembly. It does require you to change method signatures to internal instead of private, OO purists might feel dirty doing this. Derik Whittaker had a good example on how the attribute should be used.