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Re: [XP] "Writing tests is an act of design."

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  • Ron Jeffries
    ... Well, begin by recalling that we were in a very obtuse discussion. And yes, the context was TDD. In conventional waterfallish development, the tests are
    Message 1 of 2 , Oct 31, 2003
      On Thursday, October 30, 2003, at 11:55:49 AM, Thomas Robbs wrote:

      > Ron, can you expand on this idea a bit further? Is it universally true
      > for you, or is it only true within a TDD approach to software
      > development? For example, would it be necessarily true for you in a
      > waterfall approach where the design is done before the test team writes
      > the acceptance, functional, integration, etc. tests?

      Well, begin by recalling that we were in a very obtuse discussion. And yes,
      the context was TDD. In conventional waterfallish development, the tests
      are probably not design.

      Ron Jeffries
      www.XProgramming.com
      Accroche toi a ton reve. --ELO
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