New NCover v4 Release Exposes Untested Code while Teams Test Their Software

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With the release of NCover 4, code coverage is no longer just for developers creating unit tests. With the addition of NCover Code Central and NCover Collector, software testing teams can use code coverage metrics to quickly find the riskiest areas of code, focusing their testing on the most important parts of a software application.

NCover, Code Coverage for Development and Testing Teams

Software teams can now measure the effectiveness of any kind of software testing whether it's manual, automated scripts or unit tests.

NCover, the leading maker of code coverage tools for the .NET platform, announced the release of version 4 of it's namesake quality platform. NCover enables software development teams to measure the effectiveness of their testing processes, by highlighting portions of the code that were insufficiently tested. Code coverage is one of the few methods to measure the effectiveness of testing, and is highly regarded as a best practice when delivering high quality software.

NCover 4 Desktop edition includes support for collecting coverage on all versions of the .NET runtime as well as Silverlight. NCover 4 includes a standalone analysis tool for exploring and understanding code coverage data, as well as plugins for Visual Studio 2008 and 2010 to bring that capability right into the developer's environment.

In addition to the industry-standard statement coverage, NCover 4 is the only tool that collects branch coverage data, visualizing that branch coverage data by overlaying it on source code. This is a breakthrough visual analysis capability that is new to NCover 4.

NCover's Code Central server is also now available to teams who are collecting data across a build server farm, or a testing cluster. NCover Collector runs on each server and collects coverage data, which is immediately synced to the Code Central server. The team can then merge data from multiple machines and test runs to get a consolidated view of coverage across a cluster.

Peter Waldschmidt, NCover's CEO, had this to say about NCover 4, "with this release, NCover has raised the bar for code coverage analysis. Software teams can now measure the effectiveness of any kind of software testing whether it's manual testing, automated scripts, or unit tests."

NCover is the leading maker of code coverage analysis tools for the .NET platform. NCover launched the first .NET code coverage tool on the market in 2003 and has since led the industry in innovative techniques for collecting and analyzing the effectiveness of testing. NCover is located in the amazing city of Greenville, South Carolina, USA and serves thousands of development teams all around the world.

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