TDD, where did it all go wrong

Tue, 5 Mar 2013, 19:00 - 21:00 (Add to calendar) GMT
RM , Abingdon, GB
Free to members. Non members can attend 2 meetings FOC.

Ian Cooper returns to Oxford to enlighten us on where TDD went wrong.

Since Kent Beck wrote the book on TDD in 2002 a lot of words have been dedicated to the subject. But many of them propogated misunderstandings of Kent's original rules so that TDD practice bears little resemblance to Kent's original ideas. Key misunderstandings around what do I test, what is a unit test, and what is the 'public interface' have led to test suites that are brittle, hard to read, and do not support easy refactoring. In this talk we re-discover Kent's original proposition, discover where key misunderstandings occured and look at a better approach to TDD that supports sofware development instead of impeding it. Be prepared from some sacred cows to be slaughtered and fewer but better tests to be written.

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