The 2021 Summer Update

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Hello dear Ponicode community,

What a year it has been! Product releases, feature releases, new business offers and digital events we rushed through the 4 seasons to get as much done as possible to empower our community on its code quality journey. And it’s time for our second summer recap.

Summer is always a time for taking a break and stepping back on what has been achieved. 

Ponicode activities were not shut down for the benefit of suntanning. We worked on some incredible new solutions that we will announce during the couple next month.

Let’s focus on the progress we can share with you at the moment.

🤖. Our VS Code Extension evolves! If you are one of our active users you must have noticed improvements and changes across our display. Here’s a quick recap

⚡️ We released Ponicode Flash Test, a new feature on our VS Code extension enabling users to bootstrap their unit tests at a fast pace.

Here is a video on how to use flash test and create test files with 5 valuable inputs for each of your functions in one click.

We talk about How to leverage Flash Test here.

🟨 For teams who care about monitoring their code quality and who want to go beyond code coverage we created Ponicode SQUAR, a software quality and action roadmap, we create and deliver to our customers. Anyone can get a preview of the piece of information SQUAR provides running our self-service preview on their GitHub repository.

✔️ Monitoring true code quality means

✔️ Stop being threatened by overbearing maintenance operations, 

✔️ Never let your legacy code quality deteriorate

✔️ Stop monitoring with only superficial quality metrics 

The complete product release message is available here.

🧠 There is also the back-end work, the data -science research & development. Our team of 5 data scientists are pushing the walls. We have really uncovered something unique and we are proud to own a breakthrough technology when it comes to AI on code. Bits by bits our suggestions are improving and our AI is gaining robustness. Did you notice? Or maybe the functions that really matter to you are not yet really well supported by Ponicode. In this case please reach out to us and impact our roadmap.

🎥  We have also worked on growing our video resource library. and our content team was all hands on deck through the summer. More examples on how to unit test depending on your code complexity or your frame work

⏯    How to mock with Ponicode

⏯    How to test curried functions

⏯    How to assert on instances

⏯    Unit test a function with complex input

⏯    How to unit test in Typescript

⏯    How to unit test nested types

⏯    How to unit test reducers

📰  We have grown our code quality knowledge center with a few articles

🆕  What is mutation testing and how it can help tracking bad quality unit tests

🆕  How to measure your unit tests?

🆕  What is unit testing?

🆕  Code quality cheat sheet

🆕  9 questions about unit testing answered

🆕  What is mocking?

🆕  Everything you need to know about test driven development

🆕  Arrange assert and table driven development

🆕  Which test framework should you use?

🆕  When should data scientists unit tests

👈🏽  We wrote a serie about Shift Left

↪️ Shift LEft 101 - Understanding the software development best practice

↪️ How to implement shift left in my team

↪️ Using Ponicode tools to boost shift left

👥  We also shared some news from our team

👨🏻‍🎤 10 Questions answered by the boss

👮🏻‍♂️ Code Security & Code Quality with our CTO

🌎 Some of our team writing was published in national and international online news 



🛠 We also started to make lists of our favorite tools

AI powered developers tools you must know about

Top 10 Typescript extensions for VS Code

Ok now that we are looking back at all this it does not feel such a calm summer.

We also have a bunch of new exciting features coming up for the remaining months of 2021. We are putting the sweat, the intelligence and the wit that we have under the hood into our roadmap. But nothing happens without a community. Your feedback and your support are equally important and we have extended the scope of our technology to new horizons thanks to you so let’s keep it coming.

We wish you an amazing end of the summer.

Yours faithfully,

The Ponicode team

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