Twitter Diffy Spots Bugs in Services by Comparing the Responses

by Abel Avram on  Sep 18, 2015

Twitter has open sourced Diffy, an automated testing tool used in production for discovering potential bugs in new code running on Apache Trift and other HTTP-based services.

XebiaLabs TestView Integrates Multiple Testing Tools

by Abel Avram on  Jun 25, 2015

XebiaLabs TestView is a test management and analytics tool, integrating the execution, data analysis and visualization of multiple functional and unit testing tools.

Spring Security 4.0: WebSocket, Spring Data and Test Support

by Matt Raible on  Apr 21, 2015

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.

Google Strategies for Automated Android UI Testing

by Abel Avram on  Mar 31, 2015

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.

Facebook Unveils Jest for JavaScript Unit Testing, Automatic Mocking

by James Chesters on  Jun 03, 2014

Facebook has released Jest, built on top of the Jasmine test framework, for JavaScript Unit Testing. Jest automatically mocks dependencies when running tests, and uses CommonJS instead of a proprietary module loader.

Typemock Isolator++ Updated with 64 bit Support

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Feb 19, 2014

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 Adds FastFix, Improved SmartRunner and Visual Studio 2013 Support

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Jan 18, 2014

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 Roundup: New Features, Tools, and a Roadmap

by Jonathan Allen on  Nov 05, 2013 2

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.

BrowserSwarm to Automate JavaScript Testing Across Browsers

by Jeff Martin on  Oct 01, 2013

Testing client side JavaScript code can be tedious and repetitive-so tools that can automate this process are important. BrowserSwarm is a new project designed to simplify this testing process and provide the ability to rapidly test acorss all major browsers.

Quick Unit Test Generation Returns to Visual Studio

by Jeff Martin on  Sep 06, 2013

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.

Visual Studio Unit Test Generator with MSTest, NUnit, XUnit Support

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Aug 16, 2013

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.

Balancing Independent Testing and Agile Collaboration

by Ben Linders on  Jun 27, 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?

Typemock Isolator V7.4 with SmartRunner, Keyboard Shortcuts and GetTimesCalled API

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Jun 24, 2013

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.

Abstract Interfaces vs Abstract Base Classes in Entity Framework 6

by Jonathan Allen on  Jun 18, 2013 5

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?

Visual Studio Unit Testing Enhancements for Windows Store and Windows Phone

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Feb 11, 2013

Microsoft recently released an update to Visual Studio 2012 with support for windows phone unit testing and improvements to Windows Store unit testing.

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