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March 22, 2004
(This post is from my old, old, super old site. My views have changed over the years, hopefully my writing has improved, and there is now more than a handful of folks reading my site. Enjoy.)

Monday, March 22nd, 2004

It's vaporware screenshot time again!

-- posted 11:18 pm

James Duncan Davidson just released version 0.6 of UnitKit, a unit testing framework for Objective-C. I've been using it for about a week or so, adding tests to the new version of VP (Snoh) and it works great. I can't say enough good things about it- so if you're using cocoa and xcode to do development on Mac OS X, then you need to download this and give it a try.

It works a bit like JUnit, but it's simpler and in my opinion better. I love being able to have it to run right after a build, and if a test fails, double clicking on the error message and going straight to the failed assertion. After that experience using JUnit seems a little less cool now, and it makes me wish Java had at least a little bit of a preprocessor to do some of the magic UnitKit is doing.

James has done a really good job on this (including the documentation!) so check it out. And it's free! And it's open source! And it makes you wonder just how much positive karma he's built up now, between this and Tomcat :)

-- posted 7:19 am