|... an excellent example of idiomatic design. Most folks who port xUnit just transliterate the Smalltalk or Java version. That's what we did with NUnit at first, too. This new version is NUnit as it would have been done had it been done in C# to begin with.||Kent Beck|
What Is NUnit?
NUnit is a unit-testing framework for all .Net languages. Initially ported from JUnit, the current production release, version 2.6, is the seventh major release of this xUnit based unit testing tool for Microsoft .NET. It is written entirely in C# and has been completely redesigned to take advantage of many .NET language features, for example custom attributes and other reflection related capabilities. NUnit brings xUnit to all .NET languages.
NUnit 3.0 is currently under development and is a complete rewrite of NUnit. With a new infrastructure and new features. An alpha release is currently available.
NUnit is Open Source software. NUnit 2.6.3 is released under the NUnit license while NUnit 3.0 uses the MIT license. Both of these licenses allow the use of NUnit in free and commercial applications and libraries without restrictions.
NUnit 2.6.3 was created by Charlie Poole, Jordan Terrell and Simone Busoli. The 3.0 release is being developed by Charlie Poole, Rob Prouse, Simone Busoli, with numerous contributions from the community.
Earlier versions of NUnit were developed by Charlie Poole, James W. Newkirk, Alexei A. Vorontsov, Michael C. Two and Philip A. Craig.
We would also like to thank the following people for their contributions and support: Jamie Cansdale, Cvetomir Todorov, Doug de la Torre, David White, Ethan Smith, Al Gonzalez, Ron Jeffries and Rob Jeffries. A special acknowledgment needs to be sent to Kent Beck and Erich Gamma because without their efforts none of this would have been possible.
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NUnit 3.0 Alpha Released
This is the long awaited first release of NUnit 3.0. It includes the framework itself, the new NUnit test engine and the nunit-console runner. While still alpha level, it is functional and recommended for use in select projects for testing.
NUnit Visual Studio Test Adapter 1.2 Released
This is a bug fix update, supporting all updates of VS 2012 and VS 2013 as of September 2014.
NUnitLite 1.0 Released
This is the first production release of the NUnitLite test framework. It incorporates most features from NUnit and provides builds for use with .NET 1.1, 2.0, 3.5, 4.0 and 4.5, Compact Framework 2.0 and 3.5 and Silverlight 3.0, 4.0 and 5.0.