Test Driven Development: By Example (Addison-Wesley Signature Series (Beck)) (Paperback)

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Test Driven Development: By Example (Addison-Wesley Signature Series (Beck)) (Paperback)


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Quite simply, test-driven development is meant to eliminate fear in application development. While some fear is healthy (often viewed as a conscience that tells programmers to "be careful "), the author believes that byproducts of fear include tentative, grumpy, and uncommunicative programmers who are unable to absorb constructive criticism. When programming teams buy into TDD, they immediately see positive results. They eliminate the fear involved in their jobs, and are better equipped to tackle the difficult challenges that face them. TDD eliminates tentative traits, it teaches programmers to communicate, and it encourages team members to seek out criticism However, even the author admits that grumpiness must be worked out individually In short, the premise behind TDD is that code should be continually tested and refactored. Kent Beck teaches programmers by example, so they can painlessly and dramatically increase the quality of their work.

Kent Beck consistently challenges software engineering dogma, promoting ideas like patterns, test-driven development, and Extreme Programming. Currently affiliated with Three Rivers Institute and Agitar Software, he is the author of many Addison-Wesley titles.
Product Details ISBN: 9780321146533
ISBN-10: 0321146530
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Publication Date: November 8th, 2002
Pages: 240
Language: English
Series: Addison-Wesley Signature Series (Beck)