[OWASP-ESAPI] OT: Eclipse plugins for code coverage and JUnit testing

Kevin W. Wall kevin.w.wall at gmail.com
Sun Aug 30 17:11:30 EDT 2009

This is slightly OT, but I was wondering if anyone on this list
has had any experience with any 'code coverage' tools (especially
those that are Eclipse plugins).

I'm trying to write JUnit tests for some new ESAPI Java code using
Eclipse and would like to be able to have some kind of assistance to
ensure that I've at least done a decent jump 'covering' the class under
test. (I realize there are many variations of definitions of 'coverage',
but at this point, I'd be happen with even the simplest definition of
executing all the executable lines of code at least once.)

I found a long list of open source code coverage tools at:
plus several others via Google search.

I don't have time to experiment with them all, so was wondering
if anyone has any recommendations they could make that they have
used and are happy with. (Also, recommendations to avoid a certain
tool / plugin is OK too.)

Thanks in advance,
Kevin W. Wall
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