Beacons - a VS 2010 Extension for TDD

Just uploaded an early version of a TDD visualization extension that I've been working on in my free time. Get an early version of Beacons from the google code project here

The extension only works with NUnit currently. You specify a file path to your NUnit test results file path (which is normally a TestResults.xml file in your .dll/.nunit folder) and you're all set to go.
It can't listen to Resharper test-runner yet. (yet.. if I can figure out how to tap in, should be not an issue.)

To see it in action, check out this video - switch to fullscreen HD

TDD StringCalculator Kata - Part1 from Gishu Pillai on Vimeo.
  • Shift+Alt+B, H - Change hats (adding behavior hat OR refactoring hat)
  • Shift+Alt+B, P - Play/Pause (when you need to take a break)
If you give it a fair try, I'd love to hear from you. Particularly I'm interested in finding patterns (so share end-of-session screenshots)
More ideas, comments, suggestions - feedback of any kind is welcome.. Post away at

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