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Lightning Talk

Last week I gave a lightning talk about my experiment with Test Driven Development. It’s available on Vimeo here.

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Test Driven Book Review Conclusions

There were some clear advantages to the TDD approach to writing. In particular, writing the acceptance test first made me focus on exactly what I was trying to achieve. In some ways this is similar to writing an essay where … Continue reading

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Book Review Development

I have an acceptance test: Given a review is written about a book When I read the review I know if I want to read the book. To set up the given, I need a book and a review. I’ve … Continue reading

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Can I Test Drive A Book Review?

I am often asked about how a history graduate ended up being a software developer. Usually I give some vague spiel about the parallels between the two (see my earlier post). A while back I got talking about TDD in the same breath, which led me to wonder: can I test drive an essay? It’s been too long since I’ve written an essay (and I can’t say I miss it), so I decided to test drive a book review instead. Continue reading

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