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Posts about releases of software that I am involved with.

New releases for OCMock and CCMenu

29 March 2013

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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.

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OCMock 1.70 released

24 August 2010

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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.

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OCMock 1.55 released

20 October 2009

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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.

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Moose MSE for Java and C#

10 July 2009

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Over the past years I have shown everyone who could not run fast enough some of the tools based on Moose. And even now I cannot resist putting a screenshot of CodeCity into this post.

Part of the Azureus city

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.

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OCMock 1.24 released

13 May 2008

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Another major improvement of OCMock: it now supports more flexible constraints on the expected arguments. This is done in the Objective-C way and user-defined constraints don't have to implement a formal interface, they're just methods in the test class. As usual this release also includes several contributions from the community. More details on the OCMock page at Mulle Kybernetik.

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CCMenu 1.0 released

05 December 2007

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Working with CruiseControl I've always found CCTray a really useful tool... for Windows. Being a Mac user I decided we really need something like this for the Mac and started working on CCMenu this summer. After a few beta releases this has reached version 1.0 yesterday. Check it out here.

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OCMock 1.17 released

21 June 2007

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This is Open Source week... I finally managed to get out a new release of OCMock, which brings a couple of contributions and improvements around handling of unexpected invocations. The new 'nice' mocks simply ignore these, and the framework now rethrows exceptions in verify. Normally, OCMock follows the fail fast (PDF) philosophy, but some frameworks ignore exceptions when they are thrown, and we still want the test to fail. More details on the OCMock page at Mulle Kybernetik.

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CruiseControl 2.7 released

14 June 2007

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In the past couple of months I have spent much less time than normal at our clients and have instead joined the CruiseControl Enterprise team, which is part of ThoughtWorks Studios. The studios are a relatively new division that is building commercial software but in the case of CruiseControl we have made all our changes available to the open source community. And these changes, including the Dashboard, a brand new reporting application, have now been released as part of CruiseControl 2.7.

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