Sunday, January 13, 2013

Episode 34. New Year's (2013) Resolution! Less bugs and more coverage!

Episode 34. New Year's (2013) Resolution! Less bugs and more coverage!

Ok, so we all celebrated (but may not remember) the end of the old year and the beginning of a new year! This is a time for starting new things, and trying to be a little better. How about starting by looking at our code and squish some bugs! By using findbugs we can easily test for the 'duh' (and some not so duh) bugs quickly by looking and automatically analyzing our code. After adding Findbugs, we can then add Emma, which will look and measure our unit test code coverage (if you are into such a thing). These two tools are like the Richard Simmons that let us lose the unwanted bug weight in this new year!
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  1. As far as I know development on Emma has stopped. The most recent downloads are from 2005. See here:

  2. True, active development is not happening (I think neither is on the other free and open source code coverage cobertura), but I think it gets the job done (and can't beat free at least for what is doing)

    Thanks for the link though

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