Typemock, the leading provider and pioneer of automated unit testing solutions, has announced that Isolator++ now supports both 32 and 64 bit for C/C++ code written on Windows, including legacy code that was originally not written to be tested. Isolator++ is currently the only mocking framework with this capability.
With C/C++ systems, testing means running tests on the entire bulk of code which would incur prohibitive costs. In addition, setting up tests is complex, tests are slow since they run on the database and there are always high risks of introducing new bugs to the system when changing the code, as there are no good re-factoring tools for C/C++.
While other mocking frameworks are limited to code written with testing in mind, Isolator++ is the only framework that can mock any code written in Windows C/C++, including legacy code. This capability is critical for C/C++ code which has been in use for decades and is mostly not test-oriented.
Isolator++ uses macros in order to change the behavior of methods under test. It also enables asserting method calls and parameters on dependencies when it is not possible to test for return values and/or state change. In addition, Isolator++ has another unique capability; it is able to handle a common practice in C/C++: many functions in C/C++ don’t just return values, but also use parameters that are passed by reference to return values. Isolator++ can mock the functions and simulate returning values by reference, as if the code actually ran and returned them.
Isolator++ integrates with three coverage tools: AQTime, SoftwareVerify and BullsEye coverage, and it is compatible with all testing frameworks and all continuous integration tools. Programmers can choose to work with either the 32 or 64 bit library depending on their code.
“This release is game changer for companies with C/C++ code”, said Eli Lopian, Founder of Typemock. “Many established enterprises have software that was written in C/C++ specifically due to its stability and robustness. We see large companies in highly-regulated industries, such as: banking, insurance, medical, automotive and defense, that run into serious quality and budget issues when they need to introduce changes into their existing software. For these companies, throwing away old code and writing new code is not a viable option. The code must be tested and mocked, and Isolator++ is currently the only framework that can do it”.
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