29 March 2013
The last couple of months saw less writing and more coding. I’ve managed to finish a much requested feature for OCMock, namely the ability to mock class methods, which resulted in the release of OCMock 2.1.
At the same time I worked on the (long overdue) Mountain Lion version of CCMenu. It uses the notification system added in OS X 10.8 instead of Growl notifications. The new version is available via the built-in update mechanism and, as usual, from the SourceForge project site. Starting with this version, CCMenu is also available on the App Store. I’m planing to support both distribution channels for the foreseeable future.
24 August 2010
Great contributions from the community keep coming to OCMock and I’ve now rolled them into a new release.
A major focus of this release was improved support for iPhone/iOS, and I’m happy to say that OCMock can now build as a static library for iOS and it fully supports tests on devices. There is also improved documentation on the OCMock website and an iPhone example app that shows in detail how to set up a project.
Other features of this release are support for blocks, both for call verification and argument checks, a new method to forward calls from a partial mock to the real object, which can be useful in cases where you want to verify that a method is called but still rely on the real implementation, and, last but not least, a method to reject calls on nice mocks.
More details on the OCMock page at Mulle Kybernetik.
20 October 2009
The main features of this release are partial mocks and method swizzling. Sometimes it’s just easier to use a real object rather than setting up a complex mock from scratch, but often in such cases there is at least one method on the real object that has undesirable side effects, or a method returning a value that we would like to change for a test. With the new features in OCMock it is now possible to selectively replace individual methods on existing objects. Did I mention that I love the Objective-C runtime?
As usual the release also includes many contributions and bug-fixes from the community. More details on the OCMock page at Mulle Kybernetik.
10 July 2009
Most of the Moose tools now use the MSE file format as an interchange format. By the way, if you are interested in writing your own visualisations or analysis tools it is probably worthwhile looking at MSE, reading this format is so much more convenient than parsing source code.
In Java it was always relatively easy to create MSE files. Among many other things, iPlasma can read Java source code and export to MSE. That said, iPlasma has so many interesting features itself that oftentimes no export to an external tool is necessary.
For C# the story was different and for one reason or another no tool existed that could create MSE files for C#. This has changed now. As a student project at the University of Lugano such a tool was written and, thanks to Michele Lanza, then donated for general use. I’ve made a few improvements and put the code into this Bitbucket repository.