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Eclipse plug-in for C++ unit testing with CUTE

Automated unit testing supports high quality of program code, even under inevitable change and refactoring. As a side effect, unit tested code often has a better structure. Java developers are used to unit testing because of JUnit and its tight integration into IDEs like Eclipse. C++ programmers lacked the tool support for easy-to-use unit testing, even though the languages complexity asks for it.
Refactoring and simplifying C++ code without tests is very hard. No longer!
IFS created a simple to use CUTE (C++ Unit Testing Easier) and integrated it into Eclipse CDT similar to JUnit.

  • wizard creating test frame
  • test navigator with green/red bar
  • diff-viewer for failing tests


Using CUTE

Documentation in wiki
download plain version (usable with VisualStudio)

Eclipse update site: