The Trouble with ASP.NET

It is great if you can automate testing of software with unit tests. This is not too easy with ASP.NET from Microsoft. ASP.NET is a web development framework. There are multiple issues making matters difficult.

The first setback is that testing web sites requires transmission of HTTP requests, simulating browser clicks. The second trouble is the output. It is all HTML which is messy.

How do a lot of testers deal with web site verification? They end up clicking around looking for problems. Ouch. Microsoft's answer to the woe is ASP.NET MVC. So far I have no experience with the technology. However Microsoft is pitching it as the way to simplify the testing of web apps. We shall see.