TestApe is a free unit-testing package that can be used to test embedded software written in C. Like many other unit test frameworks, it can be used to make a function call into the unit and test the return value. However, TestApe's ability to test what goes on inside these functions is what make this framework different.

In general, the output of a function becomes a less interesting test parameter as the abstraction level of the function increases. For example, the output of a function implementing a state machine is of little importance for test, compared to the behavior inside the function. TestApe allows testing of the behavior inside functions as well as their output.

TestApe package comes with a instrumenter for code generated with GCC (minGw/CygWin) or Microsoft compilers. It will run in Windows, Linux and other operating systems on intel and arm processors. The instrumenter generates default mocks in order to test and simulate the data flow between the unit that is tested and the mock function.




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TestApe Release 1171 available, Aug 20th 2014

It has been a long time since last official release and the list of bugfixes, features and supported platforms accumulating in the beta has grown substantially. I am happy to annouce that a new release is ready.


TestApe beta version available, Jul 21th 2014

New beta version is now available for download.


TestApe Release 880 available, Dec 3rd 2011

New is this release are support for floating point validations and function mocking. Also, MinGW has been added to the list of supported platforms.


Forum change, Mar 27th 2011

TestApe forum is now hosted on Proboards. Support questions can be posted here or send directly on email. Due to ...


TestApe beta release available, Sep 27th 2011

TestApe can now be used with MinGW GCC on windows. Also supported in this beta are floating point types in validations or when mocking functions


IPad update for WebTTY, May 15th 2011

A small fix for webtty scripts, to allow the usage from Apple IPads. Tab on textarea to bring up IPad keyboard - you may have to scroll webpage beneath keyboard, in order to actually see what you're typing.

TestApe Release 791 available, Apr 2nd 2010

This release contains a new flexible mocking system with default mocks automatically generated for unresolved functions. Installation packages are available for GCC/Linux, GCC/CygWin as well Visual Studio 2009/Windows XP or Vista.