Many of the SDKs available since this original post have been updated to support more unit testing scenarios. The management libraries are testable, and we have aspirations to provide mocking capabilities but this isn’t fully completed.
I’m not sure about other areas of the SDK, for instance being able to mock the role environment or instances. We’ve discussed this in the past (and ongoing) and you know I’m a supporter of more testing features across the SDK landscape.
I’m marking this as “Started,” though, because all the areas of Windows Azure are committed to providing better testing features, and it is a very big priority for the ADX team that our SDKs provide the development community with good unit testing support. I’m not sure this one would ever be “completable,” as the platform keeps growing, but you can rest assured we’re addressing this more aggressively now.
I’m following up with the team on this item and we’ll update this forum post ASAP.
This is alreayd in plan. More details to come as we get closer to the next VMRole release.
We are currently investigating the opportunities around shipping more features as NuGet packages. We have opened up far more areas as NuGet packages than in previous releases. That said, the idea of creating a NuGet package that contains the emulator is a large effort. As we progress towards this goal or realize that it isn’t possible I’ll update the forum thread.
For the time being, rest assured we’ve heard this comment, which has been echoed by the larger Windows Azure community. As an Azure developer myself I find merit in this request and feel there is a good chance it could eventually be realized.Johan Karlsson shared this idea ·