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Informed TDD – Kata “To Roman Numerals”
In a comment on my article on what I call Informed TDD (ITDD) reader gustav asked how this approach would apply to the kata “To Roman Numerals”. And whether ITDD wasn´t a violation of TDD´s principle of leaving out “advanced topics like mocks”. I like to respond with this article to his questions. There´s more to say than fits into a commentary. Mocks and TDD I don´t see in how far TDD is avoiding or opposed to mocks. TDD and mocks are orthogonal. TDD is about pocess, mocks are about structure and ......

Posted On Wednesday, May 28, 2014 1:22 PM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ Informed TDD ]

The Incremental Architect´s Napkin - #1 - It´s about the money, stupid
Software development is an economic endeavor. A customer is only willing to pay for value. What makes a software valuable is required to become a trait of the software. We as software developers thus need to understand and then find a way to implement requirements. Whether or in how far a customer really can know beforehand what´s going to be valuable for him/her in the end is a topic of constant debate. Some aspects of the requirements might be less foggy than others. Sometimes the customer does ......

Posted On Saturday, May 24, 2014 2:45 PM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ The Incremental Architect´s Napkin ]

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