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Typemock's Community for Devs in the Early Stages of Unit Testing Adoption

04.17.2013
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Typemock has announced the launch of an online community to assist developers struggling with the early challenges of adopting unit testing in their workplace. The numerous benefits of unit testing have been well documented and extensively written about but surveys conducted by Typemock show that in many cases, unit testing is dropped after the first negative experience despite their financial and professional value and before its benefits become apparent.

Typemock online support community will be there to help programmers get through the initial challenges of unit testing. A LinkedIn group called “Unit Testing Support – Experts Answering Your Questions" has been established, in which both experienced users as well as Typemock experts and evangelists will provide answers and support for unit testing adopters.

In order to help other programmers, Typemock has created a platform in which the programming community can share unit testing stories that tell the tale of difficult beginnings and happy endings. Typemock has launched a special contest on their website, where programmers can share their “Unit Testing Horror Stories" (http://www.typemock.com/unit_testing_horror_stories) - personal testimonials of obstacles programmers had to be overcome to stick with unit testing. Developers who submit the best stories will win prizes and get a chance to become Typemock Evangelists.

“We at Typemock are above all developers who believe in agile methodologies and the benefits of unit testing” said Eli Lopian, CEO of Typemock. “Many of us have gone through challenging experiences while adopting unit testing, we believe that sharing these anecdotes can provide support and encouragement to others who find themselves facing similar obstacles. Typemock’s charter has been from the beginning, to promote unit testing, this Support Community is another way to do that.”

Get involved in the Unit Testing Community. Join the Unit Testing LinkedIn group here and submit your Unit Testing Horror Story here.

About Typemock

Typemock’s Isolator solutions enable easy unit testing of any .NET, C/C++ code, including legacy code and unwritten code. Isolator V7.3 for .NET finds bugs for you with the SmartRunner and Bug Finder (failed test analyzer). In addition, some of Isolator V7.3’s exclusive features include: visual code coverage, powerful mocking, test guidance assisting for writing tests correctly, low maintenance test assurance features (such as auto recursive fakes, ensuring robust tests that don’t break) and integration with industry-leading developer tools.

Typemock was conceived in 2004 to help programmers become agile through easy unit testing. Since the launch of the first version of Typemock Isolator in 2006, thousands of companies around the world use Typemock tools to make automated unit testing easy and to prevent bugs. Typemock users are developers from a wide range of sectors – such as defense, medical, and finance – that demand exceptionally high standards of quality and minimum bugs.

Published at DZone with permission of its author, Jeremy Tess.

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