Showing all posts tagged: 'Methodology'

A 2-post collection

TDD - The larger issues

Test Driven Development (TDD) is a programming methodology that has seen a great deal of success but has also caused an equally great deal of friction in the development community. In [a previous article](https://cmatskas.com/common-mistakes-in-tdd/" target="_blank), I described the common mistakes that developers tend to do when practising TDD. Today, I will be talking about the set of wider problems surrounding TDD. This post is written at the back of the infamous ["Is TDD dead"](http://martinfowler.com/articles/is-tdd-dead/" target="_blank) discussion series between David Heinemeier Hansson (DHH), Martin …[read more]


Common mistakes in TDD

The post below is an excerpt from the talk I recently delivered at [SwanseaCon](http://swancon.co.uk/" target="_blank) (Wales). This is part 1 of a series of TDD posts I'm planning on writing. The main focus of the series is to highlight common issues in Test Driven Development (TDD) and analyse the bigger problems surrounding the use of TDD. First I'll give a brief definition of TDD and then mention some of the biggest benefits of using TDD in your development process. Finally, I'll try to highlight some of the usual pitfalls developers tend make. A …[read more]