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Nice article about Test First Development

Timothy King has really nice entry about Test First Development

<quote>Why do programmers hate writing unit tests? Why do they hate even more writing unit tests before coding?

Most software developers have never seriously tried test-first.So they come up with excuses: “We don’t have time to write unit tests.”

Actually It’s faster than writing code without tests! Or to put it another way, skipping unit tests is faster, unless you actually need the code to work. Most of the effort we spend on code, we spend fixing it after we’ve checked it in to the source-code repository. But test-first eliminates much of that waste by allowing us to get more of it right to start with and by making bugs easier to fix.</quote>

Read more here

http://www.jtse.com/blog/2006/07/11/twelve-benefits-of-writing-unit-tests-first?t=xp

 

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