10486An Open Source C-based unit testing framework
- Dec 5, 2005Agile Rules is pleased to announce C Automated Testing System (CATS) and
its associated test runner (Catsrunner). This unit testing framework
provides developers of C-based systems, including embedded systems, the
capability to use the popular Test Driven Development (TDD) software
development approach. TDD is gaining widespread appeal because it has a
proven track record of simultaneously reducing time to market and
significantly increasing software quality. Unfortunately, until now,
availability of TDD tools had only benefited those developers who use
languages that provide object oriented support and reflection, such as
C# and Java. This has left a significant developer base, including a
majority of embedded developers, on the outside looking in.
CATS supports embedded cross-platform development by working in
conjunction with hardware abstraction layers. Illustrations of this are
included with the download. CATS also comes with a thin wrapper around
arm-elf-gdb's host/target communication functions. A reference
implementation for the ARM-7 CPU core is provided. CATS and Catsrunner
support the agile embedded techniques described in the paper "Taming the
Embedded Tiger: Agile Test Techniques for Embedded Software" (get it
here- http://www.agilerules.com/publications.phtml), which was
presented by Agile Rules at the Agile Development Conference in 2004.
CATS and Catsrunner are available as an Open Source tool for Unix and
To download CATS, go to
http://www.agilerules.com/projects/catsrunner/index.phtml. The link to
the download is near the bottom of the page. Happy developing!
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