Linked by snydeq on Tue 2nd Nov 2010 23:08 UTC
General Development InfoWorld offers a look back at the first decade of agile programming. Forged in February 2001 when a group of developers convened in Utah to find an alternative to documentation-driven, 'heavyweight' software development practices, The Manifesto for Agile Software Development sought to promote processes that accommodate changing requirements, collaboration with customers, and delivery of software in short iterations. Fast-forward a decade, and agile software development is becoming increasingly commonplace, with software firms adopting agile offshoots such as Scrum, Extreme Programming, and Kanban - a trend some see benefiting software development overall
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RE[2]: terrible article
by Troels on Wed 3rd Nov 2010 09:32 UTC in reply to "RE: terrible article"
Troels
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Test driven development unit testing cant find all errors and is not meant to find all errors, if you try to make them do that, then you are doing it wrong. (not that there is anything wrong with systematic testing, but lets not confuse that with TDD or other agile methods)

The tests are mainly supposed to help you drive the code forward and let you refactor code while maintaining a reasonable belief that you have not broken anything.

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