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2018-12-24 GCOV/LCOV

LCOV provides a very valuable starting point on how to improve test quality, especially when visualizing large amounts of code. LCOV provides a web-based view of source code to see what parts of the code has or has not been tested.

I have been using LCOV off and on for around 7 years and it has helped me identify many missing tests and even track down real broken code. A couple years ago, I freelanced an article after approved query for the Linux Journal. For some reason, after I submitted it, I never got paid (including no kill fee) after several attempts in communication. I published it here today. Enjoy: