Application development tool vendor Typemock has announced that it will offer a version of its unit-testing tools for free. According to the company, Typemock Isolator Basic will provide many of the same features as its enterprise testing tools, but it will be available to developers at no cost.
“We are committed to promoting unit testing and wanted to give all developers the best unit testing tools. Typemock Isolator Basic is completely free. There are no strings attached --- you don’t even have to register on the website to get it," said Typemock CEO Eli Lopian.
The company is offering the free tool as a way to attract developers who might otherwise turn to open source solutions. “Individual developers look for the best software at the lowest entry price and usually find that open source unit testing tools meet their basic needs. While open source projects can meet basic unit testing needs, many of the most common mocking frameworks have not been updated in months or even years, and offer limited functionality. Typemock Isolator Basic is the only free unit testing tool that offers not just a mocking framework, but a complete unit testing tool suite," Lopian stated.