by Bob McCune on November 22, 2006

I recently came across a new Eclipse plugin you should definitely check out if you’re doing test-driven development (TDD). It’s called EclEmma and is based on Emma, the open source code coverage tool. Code coverage reporting tools like Emma or Cobertura are a must if you are doing TDD, but the one downside these tools have is it’s not easy to run them against an individual class while you’re writing your test. EclEmma solves this problem by nicely integrating with Eclipse which makes getting coverage feedback as easy as firing up the IDE’s JUnit test runner. It’s still an early release, so you may find some rough edges here and there, however, I’ve been quite impressed with what I’ve seen so far. It definitely looks promising.

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