Does TDD Really Ensure Quality?
Posted by Victor Hugo Germano em Terça-feira, Janeiro 29, 2008
There’s been some interesting commentary on the National Research Council of Canada’s paper titled “The Effectiveness of Test-first Approach to Programming” . The study, carried out on a sample size of 24 IT graduates, adds to the growing body of research on the topic. Though TDD is accepted as an excellent learning tool for quickly understanding the domain in which developers work, the question of whether TDD directly correlates quality in software is still considered unproven by some. This study, while still not conclusive, does show some interesting results – though different results, depending on who’s analysing them.