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Test-Infected: Insights from the TDD Community


Test-driven development is a funny thing. Many developers, particularly the more experienced ones, hate the idea of writing tests for every small bit of behavior they code. It’s hard enough to get these developers to even try TDD in the first place (“I’m doing just fine, thank you”), and a small bit of exposure to TDD is usually not enough to convince people that its benefits outweigh the discipline it demands. A short demo or kata might impart the mechanics of TDD, but it will only rarely produce the itch to continue.

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