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Informed TDD – Using Mocks to Allow for True Stepwise Refinement
In my previous article I described a process of designing and implementing software. It combined TDD with explicit thinking before coding. The dialog I embedded it in was supposed to make this deviation from traditional descriptions of TDD more palatable. This came at a price, though. The systematic behind this approach was somewhat hidden. This article is supposed to make up for that. I want to make it crystal clear how I think the process of solving problems with code should look like. “Traditional” ......

Posted On Wednesday, February 12, 2014 7:50 PM | Comments (4) | Filed Under [ Informed TDD ]

Recursively descending test-driven development aided by thinking
“Hey, Ron, wanna try something new”, Janine asked across the table in their team room. Ron looked at her uneasily over his line of monitors. For hours he had been trying to fix this elusive bug. “Nah, not now. I really need to get this done first, Jan.” “Oh, come on, Ron, that´s what you´re telling us all the time.” Ron blushed. That certainly wasn´t true. Especially not with regard to Janine. “You know me better than that, Jan. I´m always willing to help you out and stuff. But right now…” “It won´t ......

Posted On Monday, February 10, 2014 9:29 PM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ Thinking outside of the box Informed TDD ]

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