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Enterprise Grade Alternative To Open Source Unit Testing Tool : Typemock Isolator Basic


Written by  Ritu Saxena | 18 December 2012
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typemockWe came across, Typemock  Isolator Basic, the free version of the Unit testing solution provided by Typemock which can be an enterprise grade alternative to many of the open source solutions that the developers use for Unit Testing of their .Net, C/C++ code. Typemock Isolator Basic includes many of the most useful and powerful unit testing components available with the paid version of Isolator Essential and Complete.


The benefits that the user gets in comparison to other open source solutions are

  • The Isolator basic is built on Typemock’s leading mocking and unit testing engines, which form the basis of the Isolator series of Unit Testing of tools, giving the visibility to the developers as to what code is covered.
  • The hurdles that emerge while using the open source unit testing tools like unavailability of updates, maintenance issues and more will no longer bother the developers.
  • The tool runs only affected unit tests and lets developers pinpoint the location of software bugs unlike many of the Open Source Unit Testing Tools.
  • There are no strings attached to the free version of the tool, the developer using the tool need not even register on the website to be able to use the tool.
  • Typemock Isolator Basic users also benefit from Typemock’s strong unit testing discussion and support community.

Typemock Isolator Basic includes many of the core features available in Isolator’s paid solutions. This includes their unique smartrunner, which runs relevant unit tests after each build and pinpoints errors; and visual code coverage, which shows where your code is covered and what still needs to be tested. Developers will also be able to mock interfaces and abstract classes and enjoy features that eliminate the need for unit testing maintenance. What the free version does not include is ability to mock everything (It includes the ability to mock interfaces and abstractions only), ability to test legacy code, Test Code Autocompletion and Testing Productivity Metrics.

So, Developers don’t you think it is better to go in for an enterprise grade free Unit Testing tool or you would rate some of the Open Source Solutions to fare better than Typemock’s free offering? Do share your opinion for benefit of all.

Ritu Saxena

Ritu Saxena

Ritu is the technical brain behind the website and comes from a strong development background across Web and Mobile platforms. She is our senior editor primarily responsible for Product Reviews and in future will be leading Start-Ups, Mobile and Quality areas.

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