21. July 2014 13:24
One of the more popular feature requests for NCrunch lately has been to create a standalone version of NCrunch that can operate without Visual Studio.
I'm happy to say that this feature now exists! There is now a headless version of NCrunch that works as a console tool, and can perform a single end-to-end run over a solution, writing the output as a series of useful reports including build results, test results and test coverage data. The primary use case for this tool is on build/CI servers. This means that you can now unlock the power of NCrunch as part of your build process, using parallel execution, distributed processing and metrics reporting as part of your centralised build.
As this tool is still in a beta state, it isn't yet available on the download page. Instead, you can download it here:
For more information about this tool and what it can do, have a look at the console tool documentation page. There's also a step-by-step guide to help you get it up and running.
I'm eager to hear from people putting this tool to use. There's still more work going into the 2.8 build soon due for release, so there's a window of opportunity to refine this tool while it's still in beta. Let me know what you think!