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Discussion on: Template Driven Development: Why it doesn't work

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Hi Camilla, thanks for the comment, glad you enjoyed the article.

I completely agree with your statement, TDD is a fantastic way to let patterns emerge rather than forcing them. Your tests give you feedback on what's working and what isn't, this can guide you to a better design.

I'd definitely encourage you to look into small PRs. Over the last year I've been focussing on writing small PRs that also leaves the codebase in a stable state. It's challenging initially, but it teaches you to mark incremental, stable changes that are easy to review. I've also found it encourages the use of feature flags, but that's a discussion for another time. :)