The Spring Security team released Spring Security 4.0.0, adding several new features as well as more default security. Major themes include WebSocket Security, Spring Data integration, better testing support and the introduction of Spring Session as a new (Apache licensed) open source project.
Convinced that “whatever can be unit tested should be unit tested”, Mona El Mahdy, a Software Engineer in Test at Google, has written a blog post proposing several approaches to perform unit tests on the user interface of Android applications. Mahdy recommends Robolectric and the Android Studio Gradle plug-in for general unit testing, and Espresso or UI Automator for creating and running UI tests.
Typemock has released Isolator++ with support for 64 bit C/C++ code including legacy code that was not originally written for testing.
Typemock Isolator v7.4.3 for .NET has been released with support for FastFix, improved smartrunner in addition to Visual Studio 2013 and TFS 2012 integration.
TypeScript is nearing its first production release and planning has already begun for post 1.0 features. At the top of the list is async/await, which should prove useful for both client-side and Node.js development.
Easy access unit test generation functionality returns to Visual Studio 2012 and 2013 Preview based on a tool produced the Visual Studio ALM Rangers. Multiple unit test frameworks and C#/VB .NET are supported.
The recently released, Visual Studio Unit Test Generator includes support for multiple test framework and enables you to unit test applications directly from within Visual Studio 2012 and 2013.
Collaboration between developers and testers is often considered important in cross functional agile teams to become successful. There is also a benefit of having independence for testers, so that they can report about the quality of the software without fear. How can you balance testers independence with collaboration in agile teams?
The recently released Isolator V7.4 by Typemock includes SmartRunner, Keyboard Shortcuts, GetTimesCalled API with support for re-running and re-debugging. The new release also provides an ability to test legacy code.
As part of the beta 1 release, Entity Framework 6 has added new methods to DbSet: AddRange, RemoveRange, and FindAsync. But what will happen with IDbSet, the matching abstract interface?
Microsoft recently released an update to Visual Studio 2012 with support for windows phone unit testing and improvements to Windows Store unit testing.
The community research we published on .NET tools and practices had more than 650 votes leading to some interesting results. We attempt to draw insights.