Software Agitation: Your Own Personal Code Reviewer
‘Software Agitation’ refers to the process of exercising your code by automatically creating dynamic test cases, synthesizing sets of variable input data against such test cases, and analyzing the results. To fully and completely unit test code, every line and every branch outcome must be tested. That is a daunting problem. It’s simply not practical, and too time consuming, to create such exhaustive tests manually, even with the assistance of, and collaboration with, code review peers… who have their own time constraints and deadlines.
Agitator helps you debug your code while you write it - a benefit that no other existing Java Testing tool can claim. Agitator can also be extremely beneficial when run on legacy code - even code that has been reviewed by other developers and deemed to be “sufficient” and “properly written.” View this paper to learn more.