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GitHub Copilot: Implement Unit Tests Quickly with Slash Commands

GitHub Copilot: Implement Unit Tests Quickly with Slash Commands

In this post, Gwyn Peña-Siguenza provides a practical demonstration of how to use the "slash test" command in GitHub Copilot for Visual Studio. He employs Copilot to generate a new unit test in under a minute and run it in the test runner in Visual Studio. The article begins with an explanation of the importance of unit testing in code development and why it is often neglected by developers.

Peña-Siguenza further delves into the repetitive nature of unit testing and how it can be accomplished with greater efficiency with the help of generative AI. He outlines the benefits of using Copilot to create specific test code by utilizing appropriate prompts.

The article concludes with additional resources for readers including a link to an article on the importance of unit testing and how to write and execute them in Visual Studio. There's a link to a collection containing resources, including previous posts and videos in this series, as well as a reference to the Visual Studio YouTube channel to access all the videos cited in the collection.

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