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TDD, Is it IN-USE...

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TDD, Is it IN-USE...

Test Driven Development, seems to have less and less use. many R&D processes are moving to more dynamic ways, faster ways in a sense. TDD create a reliable software but it also slow down the development process.

Test Driven Development, how much is it in use? 

Is it a good development practice or just a hold back, and waste of development time?

Are you working with TDD method and how do you implement it in your development process?


Rafael Peres
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Less and less use? I haven't

Less and less use? I haven't seen any data to back that claim. But still let's look at these "faster ways".

How do you measure development speed? Is writing more lines of production code means you're faster? How would you know that this code logic is behaving as expected? You still need to write unit tests afterward, under the assumption you wrote your code to be testable, otherwise, you'll have to refactor the existing code.

I don't see how that's faster. And if you say that no tests should be written, then refactoring bad code would take more time than writing that test in the first place.

 And that's even before mentioning the reliable, maintainable software part. That alone suggests that there is some faster element in using TDD. :)


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