dotCover 2.0 is Released

JetBrains developers and QA engineers are finally going to have some sleep since dotCover 2.0 RTM is available right now for you to download.

Here’s the list of features that make this a worthy upgrade:

  • Support for Visual Studio 2012 RC along with Visual Studio 2005, 2008, and 2010. As soon as Visual Studio 2012 RTM comes out, we’re going to release a minor update to support it.
  • Integrated unit test runner. You don’t have to have ReSharper installed to execute unit test coverage analysis anymore: dotCover 2.0 bundles the same unit test runner that ReSharper provides. However if you do have ReSharper installed, dotCover will use ReSharper’s implementation of the unit test runner by default. Similar to its older brother, dotCover’s unit test runner supports NUnit and MSTest by default. For xUnit and MSpec, there are up-to-date plug-ins available right from the start at dotCover download page.
  • dotCover 2.0 adds attribute filters and a redesigned filter management UI. Attribute filters are there to help you exclude entities marked with certain attributes (for example, ObsoleteAttribute or TestFixtureAttribute) from coverage analysis.
  • Locate in coverage tree: a new shortcut to navigate from the caret position in Visual Studio text editor to its matching node in the coverage tree.

For a bit more detail on the new features, please read What’s New in dotCover 2.0, and be quick to download the new release!

Note that if your dotCover maintenance period or upgrade subscription is still valid, this would be a free upgrade for you!

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9 Responses to dotCover 2.0 is Released

  1. Roman says:

    What I don’t get is how come dotCover doesn’t handle ternary operations properly. I even reported this issue and it was scheduled for the next release. Wake up! This is a show stopper. It’s as if dotCover reported both “if” branches as executed when in reality only one was.

  2. @Roman
    Yes this is a known issue but it requires implementing branch coverage in addition to statement coverage that dotCover provides right now.
    This will be implemented at some point but I don’t think we’ve ever scheduled it for 2.0.
    As a workaround, if you’re using ReSharper, you might want to use its structural search and replace functionality to convert ternary operators as described here

  3. Roman says:

    @Jura,

    I’m fine with the absence of branch coverage. I’m not fine with dotCover assuring me that both branches are covered when it is not true.

    While solving the problem, the proposed workaround also makes the code less elegant and more verbose. And of course, nobody in their right mind will do such conversion from ternary to if-else on the entire code base.

    Anyhow, what’s the ETA on doing something about it? Either implementing branch coverage, or modifying dotCover’s highlighter to skip ternary operators.

    Thanks,
    Roman

  4. ruslan.isakiev says:

    Hi Roman!
    Thank you for the interest to the product!
    According to current plans, branch coverage should be available in the Q1-Q2 2013.

    Regards,
    Ruslan

  5. Andy says:

    Hi Jura,

    Is there a revised ETA for branch coverage in dotCover?

    Regards

    Andy

  6. Hi Andy,

    Based on dotCover PM’s estimate, looks like we’re targeting Q3 2014.

  7. Patric says:

    Hi,
    Has this issue of ternary operator code coverage been resolved?

    Thanks

    Patric

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