"Any design that is hard to test is crap. Pure crap. Why? Because if it's hard to test, you aren't going to test it well enough. And if you don't test it well enough, it's not going to work when you need it to work. And if it doesn't work when you need it to work the design is crap."
Dan North has recently discussed the impact of opportunity costs in his article "The Art of Misdirection." Opportunity Cost is about choosing an obvious solution for a particular problem context, although sometimes an alternative option may be the...
Test Driven Development (TDD), and all of its derivatives (BDD, ATDD) are, in my opinion great methods to drive a team’s development efforts, and raise the quality of the product. But TDD is not a silver bullet. It doesn’t fit every project. The following post lists the top ten reasons not to write automated tests for your code.
A few months ago I came across the article Why Most Unit Testing is Waste by James O Coplien. The title is an accurate description of the contents - James considers most unit tests to be useless. He expands his arguments in the follow-up article. I was quite intrigued, since I get a lot of value…
Over the past few days a TDD debate has been raging (again) in the blog-o-sphere and on Twitter. A lot of big names have been making bold statements and setting out arguments, of both the carefully constructed and the rhetorically inflammatory variety. I'm not going to revisit those arguments - go read the relevant posts,
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