Jan Richter

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Java, Javascript, Automation

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New tools for automating end-to-end tests for VS Code extensions

New tools for automating end-to-end tests for VS Code extensions

It is a common practice to test software from the user’s perspective before releasing it. With this assumption, I have set out on a quest to find a VS Code extension with automated end-to-end tests. My quest ended in failure. Naturally, a lazy person like me then asked: “Why would nobody try to automate this?” It turns out that automating this was, in fact, quite difficult.

My quest then became finding a solution that would enable developers to do just the thing. It is my pleasure to announce that no more hours need be wasted on this menial, manual activity. Enter the aptly named vscode-extension-tester: A framework that lets you create automated tests for your VS Code extensions and launch them with ease. All you need is an npm package.

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