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Stefan Bell
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Joined: Aug 26, 2003
Posts: 82
Hey Lasse,

Do you go over any third party tools that may help your testing if you use an IDE? Maybe like a code coverage tool. I like Eclipse and have been using Emma. What do you recommend?
Lasse Koskela

Joined: Jan 23, 2002
Posts: 11962
Hi Stefan,

I don't really go over or recommend any particular IDE plugins but I do mention some code coverage tools by name, for example.

Personally, I usually go for Cobertura because it's free, it's open source, and it creates pretty reports. However, I use it as part of a build rather than through the IDE. In fact, I'm not even aware of an Eclipse Cobertura plugin so please point out if there is one.

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