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  • Thoughts, Comments from a first time tester

    A buddy of mine decided to finally give testing a try (not true TDD, but still writing tests) and he made me laugh by some of the statements/observations he made. Where do I start? This feels weird! Am I doing this right? How much is enough? When he mentioned these to me I had to laugh. Why, not because...
    Posted to Derik Whittaker by Derik Whittaker on 03-17-2008
    Filed under: TDD, Opinion
  • Sound of one man testing

    Recently I was chatting with a friend of mine and he asked if a single developer could be successful following TDD on a team that does not follow TDD. My simple answer was YES, they can. But there are a few things you must consider..... How can they make a difference I am a firm believer that someone...
    Posted to Derik Whittaker by Derik Whittaker on 02-18-2008
    Filed under: Agile, TDD, Opinion
  • Whitebox vs Blackbox testing (location of unit tests)

    Over on the Alt.Net mailing list ( here ) the topic of where to put your unit tests was the hot topic a few days ago. This is a topic that I have debated with various people over the past few years. With all the debates I have had, it is clear to me that there really is no right or wrong way do to this...
    Posted to Derik Whittaker by Derik Whittaker on 01-28-2008
    Filed under: Agile, TDD, Opinion, Best Practice
  • Failing builds, the sound of silence

    I'm sure that everyone has heard the riddle ' If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?' . This riddle is all about observation and knowledge of reality. Well, I have a riddle for software teams following TDD. 'If a build fails and no-one fixes...
    Posted to Derik Whittaker by Derik Whittaker on 11-07-2007
    Filed under: Methodology, TDD, Humor, Opinion
  • Backing in Unit Tests into an existing project

    Recently I was asked about backing in unit tests into an existing project. In particular I was asked A) was possible and B) is it worth it. In short my answers to both these are Yes and Yes. However, backing in unit tests is not without its challenges. I thought today I would go express my experiences...
    Posted to Derik Whittaker by Derik Whittaker on 10-09-2007
    Filed under: Development, Agile, Methodology, TDD, Opinion
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