Test-Driven Development – A Guide for Non-Programmers

Test-driven development (TDD) is a programmer practice that’s been employed by a growing number of software development teams for the past dozen years. Does TDD impact you personally? If you’re a manager, what should you expect from teams using TDD? How do you know if they’re doing a good job? Is there any advantage of TDD over sporadic after-the-fact unit testing?

This article offers a clear presentation of what Test Driven Development is all about and what its potential benefits and risks are. TDD is a skill that takes effort and desire to learn. Your team must agree that it is an appropriate tool for their circumstance. You should also seek to seed your team with at least one person with appropriate experience. TDD does not come without cost, but the potential benefits of test-driven development are too significant to dismiss.