Typemock, the unit testing company, has announced the launch of Isolator V8 for .NET developers. Isolator V8 features Typemock Suggest, a revolutionary feature that uses artificial intelligence to generate suggestions to test the validity of the code as its written. This powerful feature is the first of its kind to use static and dynamic analysis to suggest code that covers the parts and logic of any pre-existing code that does not have unit testing – including legacy code.
Typemock Suggest doesn’t just provide a template; it offers a specific test with set up, isolation, mocking and verifications using best practices and Arrange-Act-Assert pattern. It delivers maintainable and readable tests that can be modified, changed, debugged, and then added to the developer’s suite of tests. Typemock Suggest is estimated to speed up the testing process by over 80%.
Typemock Isolator V8 also includes hundreds of fixes, upgrades, new integrations and improved Isolation APIs.
Unit testing is a method of software function analysis where small parts of code, or modules, are tested to determine whether they are compatible with the software as a whole. The goal of unit testing is to ensure that each individual part of a program is working correctly. Unit testing helps a developer discover problems early, simplifies integration, and allows for better documentation of the overall software build. It is also the backbone of Agile, enabling the rapid change of software.
Stephen Price, a developer at a large Australian software maker who has been using Isolator V8 in beta was full of praise. “I was very impressed,” said Price, “I used it to suggest a test and it mocked out the file system for me. It saved me the time of having to work out how to do that by googling and experimenting.”
“This is the unit testing equivalent of the introduction of the autonomous car,” said Eli Lopian, Founder and CEO of Typemock. “Suggest provides a suite of unit tests that cover your brilliantly written code – including legacy code - in only a fraction of the time. Developers no longer have to think of the plumbing and wiring of the unit test or study the API, they just have to right click. It is a tremendous boost for the over 55,000 developers currently using Typemock and will help those who still do not test to get on the unit testing train.”