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Name of Award Recipient: Stephen Price
Job Title: Developer
Employer: Lythix Designs, a software company based in Perth, Western Australia, that conducts software development on a contract basis and develops software for the Microsoft Windows App store.
In a nutshell
Stephen Price enabled his client, Capricorn, to progress to the next level of Agility with an inclusive solution to the challenges of writing and verifying new code for services that require compilation and deployment to test.
Here is Stephen's story:
Challenges Faced
In his efforts to being agile while writing code for services that required compilation and deployment, Stephen faced several pain points:
  • Each change that he made had a complicated trigger process for verification.
  • The process was inefficient and extremely time-consuming.
Identifying a solution & Achieving Success

Stephen managed to successfully speed up the development process by being able to use Test Driven Development. So far, with the use of Typemock, he has already written 200 tests manually!

In addition, he has also experienced success using Typemock Suggest, which has enabled him to complete some complicated mocking that was needed.

Thanks to Stephen, his company now experiences faster iteration between making a change and testing the code.

As a result of implementation Typemock Isolator, he has significantly helped his company achieve quicker development

Typemock congratulates Stephen Price on the breakthrough success he achived and wish him many more successes in the future!

The Search for a Solution

In searching an inclusive and effective method to improve his working environment, Stephen tried a local database/service.

He was pleased with the results of this strategy, however the process was still too time-consuming, and therefore inefficient.


Stephen, who was first introduced to Typemock many years ago when he implemented it to mock Silverlight assemblies, turned again to Typemock in his search for a solution to this more recent unit testing problem. Through his use of Typemock, Stephen discovered a faster, simpler, and all-around more effective working solution.

Through the use of Typemock, I discovered a faster, simpler, and all-around more effective working solution.
Stephen Price
Name of Award Recipient: Marc Kruijshaar
Job Title: IT Specialist
Employer: Achmea, leading insurance company based in the Netherlands that provides Health,Life and Non-life insurance. Achmea serves about half of all Dutch house-holds
In a nutshell
Marc Kruijshaar made it possible for his employer, Achmea, to progress to the next level of Agility, conduct function point analysis and apply test driven development as a standard for developing.
Here is Marc's story:
Challenges Faced
In his role as a IT Specialist, Marc faced many difficulties succeeding at the following tasks:
  • Implementing Agile sprints
  • Conducting function point analysis
  • Applying test driven development as standard for developing.
Identifying a solution & Achieving Success

Using Typemock, Marc was successfully able to isolate dependencies such as HttpContext and database connections.

Moreover, by doing so, implementing test driven development and writing unit tests suddenly became possible.

Typemock congratulates Marc Kruijshaar on the breakthrough success he achived and wish him many more successes in the future!

The Search for a Solution

Several years Typemock became available to Achmea's developers. It was introduced to March by the Achmea Infrastructure

Department and Design Authority as a tool for mocking standardly used by the company's developers for wsolving mocking problems.

Now we can control our development process. By measuring- we know where to adjust, help and support our developers
Marc Kruijshaar
Name of Award Recipient: Abhishek Ashtekar
Job Title: Firmware Engineer
Employer: : Kronegger GmbH, a rapidly growing research company generating and licensing portable cores for 13,56 MHz contactless readers and NFC devices
In a nutshell
Abhishek Ashtekar made it possible for his employer, Kronegger GmbH, to progress to the next level of Agility by managing to Unit Test Large Complex Legacy C++ code, something that was previously not possible until he implemented Typemock Isolator++.
Here is Abhishek's story:
Challenges Faced
In his role as a Firmware Engineer, Abhishek faced many of the problems C++ developers face:
  • Unit testing a complex legacy code in C++, in which almost all of the methods have a large number of dependencies.
  • Writing Mocks and Stubs for manually for such a large code was next to impossible.
  • Difficulties mocking static and private functions
  • Integration of a mocking framework with his working environment (Microsoft Visual Studio C++ Unit Testing Framework).
Succeeding to write 50 unit tests of a complex C++ class

Using Isolator++, Abhishek discovered that mocking statics and private method was the solution to his unit testing woes.

Isolator ++ enabled him to speed up his unit testing so that in a short time he was able to write around 50 unit tests, setting unit testing in motion..

The Search for a Solution

In the process of working through these difficulties, Abhishek began researching various options for unit testing in C++ framework and the mocking frameworks that support them.

In March 2015 Abhishek discovered Typemock Isolator, which was listed as a mocking tool on one of the popular discussion boards. He downloaded the free trial and after a quick evaluation implemented Typemock Isolator++.

Isolator++ is a simple, easy to understand and integrated tool. As far as our requirements are concerned, Isolator++ hit the Bulls Eye. Typemock Isolator++ has a very good and transparent support system with tickets tracking, which gives a feel that you and Typemock are working in the same team. The Isolator++ support team is very humble, open and prompt in fixing bugs, implementing requested features and providing extended help. The example suite offered by Isolator++ is very good to make a smooth start
Abhishek Ashtekar