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Test for better code or coding for better tests ?

Luca Milanesio

Everyone knows about TDD nowadays, but do you feel you are spending more time testing than writing code ? Where is the point where tests become an impediment to the evolution of your project ?

Instead of taking a religious approach to TDD (""you MUST ..."", ""good developers DO ...."", ""have you read the book XYZ on ..."") this talk is more for looking at where we are and what the TDD-mania has lead projects to.

Mockist TDD has lead software to a even higher level of complexity, up to the point where looking at the tests lead to a much higher confusion rather than just reading the code.

We will go through the TDD-related problem and real-life experiences in a very interactive talk, with a common goal to see what we can do now to make our tests more a tool for a better code rather than a karma for our development working life.

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