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What exactly is meant by Test-Driven Development?

 
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Can some one explain the concept of 'Test Driven Development'?
1. In what way it is different from the traditional development methodology?
2. In what way it is related to or different from Xtreme Programming?
3. What are the tangible benefits of this Test Driven Development method?
 
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Did you google for it? The very first hit has a link to a good FAQ: http://www.testdriven.com/modules/xoopsfaq/
 
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Thanks a lot. It is a really good site. Lot of Info.
 
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some other benefits:
- consistent development pacing; avoidance of getting into long debugging sessions
- comprehensive executable documentation on class capabilities
- dramatically improved system design

-j-
 
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Hi Ilya,

I think you have the same feeling that I have. It seems that many members just post questions without searching for them in the web first. Sometimes kind members wanting to help ended up googling for them instead.

I think we need to impose some penalties such as community service in Javaranch: like washing after the cows; or responding to 50 questions posted by other members.

Originally posted by Ilja Preuss:
Did you google for it? The very first hit has a link to a good FAQ: http://www.testdriven.com/modules/xoopsfaq/


[ June 17, 2005: Message edited by: Ken Loh ]
 
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Originally posted by Ken Loh:
I think we need to impose some penalties such as community service in Javaranch: like washing after the cows; or responding to 50 questions posted by other members.



But that wouldn't be really nice, would it? I'd rather help people to learn to help themselves than punish them. I think it's more productive...
 
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Thanks Ilja! That's what makes JavaRanch the place to be!


Originally posted by Ilja Preuss:


But that wouldn't be really nice, would it? I'd rather help people to learn to help themselves than punish them. I think it's more productive...



[ June 17, 2005: Message edited by: Hema Menon ]
[ June 17, 2005: Message edited by: Hema Menon ]
 
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Point taken... and come to think of it, no one knows exactly how to wash after virtual cows at the first place anyway.

Originally posted by Ilja Preuss:


But that wouldn't be really nice, would it? I'd rather help people to learn to help themselves than punish them. I think it's more productive...

 
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Originally posted by Ken Loh:
Point taken... and come to think of it, no one knows exactly how to wash after virtual cows at the first place anyway.



 
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