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Design Driven Testing: Test Smarter, Not Harder by Doug Rosenberg, Matt Stephens

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Chapter 1. Somebody Has It Backwards

Somebody Has It Backwards

The first time we saw a description of Test-Driven Development (TDD), our immediate thought was: "That's just backwards!" Wanting to give the process the benefit of the doubt, Matt went ahead and put TDD into practice on his own projects, attended seminars, kept up with the latest test-driven trends, and so forth. But the nagging feeling was still there that it just didn't feel right to drive the design from the tests. There was also the feeling that TDD is highly labor-intensive, luring developers into an expensive and ultimately futile chase for the holy grail of 100% test coverage. Not all code is created ...

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