Category Archives: STDD

Avoid Testing Implementation Details, Test Behaviours

Every so often I return to Kent Beck’s Test-Driven Development. I honestly believe it to be one of the finest software development books ever written. What I love about the book is its simplicity. There is a sparseness to it … Continue reading 

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TDD/BDD and the lean startup

A post at Hacker News caused a little bit of a storm on Twitter, by questioning if a lean startup needed to use Test First or if it was an obstacle to delivery. Build the right thing, or avoid Rework … Continue reading 

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BDD, Feature Injection (and the Whirlpool)

I have started to feel comfortable enough about our BDD practice to begin presenting on the techniques. Liz Keogh came to my last presentation at London .Net Developers Group and suggested that I needed to look at Feature Injection as … Continue reading 

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Where we are with acceptance testing and our BDD journey today

It’s a long post. Sorry about that. Get yourself a coffee and a comfy chair. I have spoken in the past about our path to Behavior-Driven Development (BDD) through Story Test Driven Development (STDD) and Acceptance Test Driven Development (ATDD). … Continue reading 

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Making your code easier to understand context/specification style unit tests

When we started our current project we did not use context/specification style testing, instead we used testcase-per-class with a four-phase test model (also known as arrange-act-assert). Although we followed story-test driven development (STDD) we were not explicitly Behavior-Driven Development BDD … Continue reading 

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Seizing the BDD Nettle

Learning BDD I have been trying for some time now to understand what the Behavior Driven Development (BDD) exponents are talking about. I’m sure that Scott and Colin Jack are sick of me asking questions on BDD. This is pretty … Continue reading 

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