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Boost coders' workflow by simplifying the running of unit tests?

The high number of bugs in applications and on websites is experienced as a necessary evil by the software industry, but a new wave of innovation offers the prospect of a code revolution.

Ponicode is one of these disruptive tools in this $300 billion market. Leveraging recent innovations in the field of artificial intelligence, the startup aims to assist developers and industrialise code quality. This starts with a tool that helps developers test and anticipate scenarios that would challenge their code without having to write a single line of code. Innovations in natural language processing in machine learning now make it possible to subcontract the most repetitive and time-consuming aspects of the testing phase to machines and thus stop alienating software engineers from tasks that are not very creative and that do not generate incremental value for their projects. 3 million, Ponicode began distributing a plugin for VS Code, Microsoft's code editor, in July 2020. The company also released a documentation generator in late 2020 and a piloting solution in 2021. This toolkit continues to grow and it needed a digital showcase that reflects the ambition and creativity of the project. In November 2020, we joined the project and helped Ponicode meet this challenge by assisting them with the update of their brand, graphic identity and website.

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The insight

When asked to share their experience of unit testing, coders would often use words as "painful", "long", "repetitive" or "dull". Others would confess that they don't always necessarily know what to test or which specific methodology to apply. The goal was thus to lighten and enlighten the experience. Turn a painful task into a fast and colourful experience.

The solution

We doubled down on the "poney unicorn" and built the website in the image of the quick, magical and colorful experience that Ponicode's founders envisioned. Turning the website into a giant animated demo and including an extensive collection of ressources and documentation, we aimed at educating and encouraging coders to make unit tests a systematic part of their workflow.

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