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

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  • Thomas Robbs
    ... Ok, thanks. I understand that we were down to a more specific level of context, but I wanted to fish for more thoughts on the idea. :) Cheers, Tom
    Message 1 of 2 , Oct 31, 2003
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      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: Ron Jeffries [mailto:ronjeffries@...]
      > Sent: October 31, 2003 8:27 AM
      > To: extremeprogramming@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: Re: [XP] "Writing tests is an act of design."
      >
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      > 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.

      Ok, thanks. I understand that we were down to a more specific level of
      context, but I wanted to fish for more thoughts on the idea. :)

      Cheers,

      Tom
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