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Monthly Archives: November 2005

Failing Tests Meaningfully – TDD Process and The Karate Kid

Test-Driven Development’s “Red, Green, Refactor” mantra is a mnemonic shorthand for TDD’s development process. Following Test-Driven Development, a developer first writes a failing test, then makes the test pass, and then writes the functional code that the assertions of the … Continue reading 

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Microsoft Takes it on the Chin Over Test-Driven Development

The poop has hit the propeller for Microsoft over the past few days in regards to its Guidelines for Test-Driven Development article published on its Microsoft Developer Network portal (MSDN). Test-Driven Development (TDD) is a well-defined software design method that … Continue reading 

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Debunking Microsoft’s Guidelines for Test-Driven Development

From Microsoft’s Guidelines for Test-Driven Development on MSDN, here’s what Microsoft is offering as Test-Driven Development through to the community of developers who are having a harder and harder time trusting that MSDN will be used to disseminate real practice … Continue reading 

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