I know this sounds SO stupid but I haven't heard a good common language explanation of what .net is. Is it a type of software? I know it's MS based.
I just got a new job and they made me read Test Driven Development in Microsoft.net.
I love the concept behind this philosophy (development based on tests built) but they refer to FIT as a testing tool... I don't know what .net even IS (the book doesn't really explain, as sad as that is) let alone find a good explanation of the FIT tool they describe as a means to automate tests (not in the book and not in the link the book provides - fit.c2.com)
Any help is MUCH appreciated.. I apologize in advance for being slow...
Actual quote from an email I received from a product manager:
"I want to tell all our customers to go to it (site) on Monday next week. I especially want to make sure the forums work right. Can you test every feature you can find?"
The short answer is .NET is an abstraction of the operating system on Microsoft platforms. It provides a better memory management scheme than the base operating system (better as measured by needing less code) and is the focus of development from Microsoft going forward. Applications that use the .NET framework are called managed applications and those that don't are referred to as unmanaged.
It solves a myriad of problems that were present previously and hugely simplifies the development effort for developers. Applications can be coded in lots of languages (C++, VB.NET, C#, Cobol) and interact seamlessly since they compile to the same intermediate language.
I'm also testing in a .NET environment. I have heard bits and pieces about FIT, but I would like to know more about it.
Does anyone have any web sites describing this tool? Please post if you do. I would really appreciate it. Everytime I search on FIT using google, yahoo, or whatis, I keep getting fitness help web sites.