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Below and Beneath TDD: Test Last Development and Other Real-World Test Patterns

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May 5, 2009 10:50 AM

Las Vegas, NV

Las Vegas, NV

Everybody knows about test/fail/code/refactor and red/green/clean. When testing in the wild, though, everybody slips and slides a little. This talk explores what makes Test Driven Development really work by showing what happens where the process breaks down, focusing on rapid feedback as the key to a successful test-driven process. It also creates a vocabulary for talking about malformed test processes. These sort-of test processes include:

Data Driven Testing (test/code/insert result into test/pass) Test Next Development (code/code/test/refactor) Test Last Development (code/code/code/code/code/test) Coverage Driven Testing Tautology Based Testing Big Test Setup Testing (setup/test/test/test/code/refactor)

I wrote an earlier version of these ideas on the Pathfinder blog

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