The Stupidity Threshold

August 25, 2009

Alan Skorkin has a good post about how people tend to use concepts like YAGNI and TDD to justify whatever they are doing, instead of thinking about what they are doing: Every practice you use, including TDD and YAGNI has a certain threshold which I call the stupidity threshold. While you’re using the practice as […]

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Bad Example for Test‐Driven Development

August 13, 2009

Uncle Bob has a point with respect to “generic code and specific tests”, but the example he gives for supporting his argument (“Prime Factors Kata”) is a poor one. In fact, it supports the argument against Test‐Driven Development, which is that it pays too little attention to design and that design is an after‐thought of […]

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