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I am working on a company which doesn't require a unit tests.
I definently want to validate my software to myself if nobody
else is not interested.
Seems like I have to do unit tests with freeware tools because
my company doesn't want to invest in those tools.

I have been learning how to test my software, testing techniques
Now I would like to have somekind of measurement about
the coverage of the testing.
I came up with GCT coverage tool and Brian Marick said in
some document that GCT can be used in embedded systems.

So does anybody have experience about the GCT in embedded

Please feel free to give opinions also about the free
unit test frameworks.


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If everyone develops correct code then what's the problem?


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Not me, and that's the problem.
As I am a quite novice on the field it's pretty difficult to
develop correct code when there is no code inspections and
no unit tests.
So I am thinking about improving the quality of my code because
the software I made to the last project, which was my first, was
Better yet, it's in the final product and I have the hard time
to sleep my nigths proberly. ;)

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GCT appears to have been abandoned long ago. Pity, since its abilities
look quite promising (weak mutation test, etc.). I've never really
really succeeded to get GCT installed under Linux. Would be
glad to here from someone who has.

What kind of coverage do you want to measure?

- If you work with GCC, simple statement coverage can be measured with gcov.
- Then, there is ATAC, wich does block coverage, decision coverage and DU-Paths
  coverage. An old version of it (worked quite nice under Linux last time I
  tried it) is freely available at http://dickey.his.com/atac/atac.html ,
  while a newer version with advanced features is available as commercial
  product (see http://xsuds.argreenhouse.com /)

Hope this helps


Robert Kaiser                     email: rkaiser AT sysgo DOT com
SYSGO AG                          http://www.elinos.com
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