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Announcing Emoji mutations for Stryker

ยท 3 min read
Richard Werkman
Stryker.NET Team

Breaking News: Stryker introduces Emoji Mutations!

In a world where even our code needs a little bit of fun, Stryker is proud to announce the introduction of Emoji Mutations. From now on, our state-of-the-art mutation testing algorithms will automatically detect all emojis in your code and replace them with their mutated counterparts!

Any code that contains an emoji will have that emoji mutated to its counterpart. For example, a happy face (๐Ÿ˜Š) will be mutated to a sad face (๐Ÿ˜”), and a laughing face (๐Ÿ˜‚), to a crying face (๐Ÿ˜ญ), or a smiling halo face (๐Ÿ˜‡) will be mutated to a grumpy face (๐Ÿ˜ก).

Update to the latest version of Stryker.JS, Stryker.NET or Stryker4s to enjoy this newest feature โœจ

๐Ÿง The problemโ€‹

Studies have shown that the emotional tone of code can affect how developers interact with it. If a codebase is full of negative emotions (like sadness), developers may be less likely to want to work on it. On the other hand, if a codebase is full of positive emotions (like happiness), developers may be more likely to engage with it.

If you've used Stryker before you will have noticed it mutates all your code except for Emojis. Even though Emojis are becoming a more and more important part of programming languages. Nowadays there exist complete code languages revolving around Emojis.

โฉ Introducing the Emoji mutatorโ€‹

By introducing emoji mutations, we can help ensure that codebases are emotionally balanced and inviting for developers to work on. Plus, it's just plain fun to see sad faces turn into happy faces!

๐Ÿ˜‚ becomes ๐Ÿ˜ญ - because sometimes you need to cry from laughing too hard!

๐Ÿฅฆ becomes ๐Ÿ• - eating healthy is good, make sure the lay off the pizza every once in a while.

๐Ÿค” becomes ๐Ÿคฏ - because coding can be mind-boggling!

๐Ÿ’ป becomes ๐Ÿงšโ€ - for when coding feels like magic.

๐Ÿ˜‡ becomes ๐Ÿ˜ก - to promote positivity and forgiveness when dealing with frustrating code.

๐Ÿฆ‹ becomes ๐Ÿ› - those pesky bugs must be squashed!

๐Ÿ”ฅ becomes โ„๏ธ - because sometimes you need to cool down a heated discussion about code.

๐Ÿ’ฉ becomes ๐Ÿ’Ž - because even the ugliest code can turn into a gem with some polishing.

๐Ÿงจ becomes ๐ŸŽ‰ - for those who like to live dangerously while celebrating a successful deployment.

๐Ÿ’ becomes ๐Ÿค– - to remind ourselves that even the most advanced technologies still have roots in the natural world.

โœ… becomes ๐Ÿ‘ฝ - marking those killed mutants as survived...

Note: We can't guarantee that the mutation will impact your actual emotion.

๐Ÿ”ฎ What's nextโ€‹

We believe this will not only improve the quality of your code, but also make your work more fun and enjoyable! Try it out today and let us know what you think. Happy coding (or should we say, ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐ŸŽ‰)!