So, in my experience, it's pretty well understood in most teams that investing time up front to plan a system along with maintaining a relatively complrehensive test suite are important factors in good software development.
But you make the claim (perhaps unintentionally) that "having care for code" is synonymous with TDD. It would be beneficial for us to talk about why test-first specifically is a requirement for maintainable software opposed to automated testing in general. Right now, you are simply making a claim.
Hey Andrew! Thanks for your feedback!
Indeed, normally developers are concerned in sharing their understanding about the system and planning architecture.. that is, of course, an important step, but it doesn't mean the resulted software will be easy to understand, well tested, with domain uncoupled from structure stuff and so on... that is what my working experience has shown me.
About the claim.. yes, I did that intentionally.. as I understood we both agree tests are important for maintainability, so the point here is "why TDD?". So, in my opinion, TDD is the best way to write tests for a lot of reasons. It was simply a class as this theme could be easily converted into a new post.. I will enumerate some of the good points of using TDD according to my experience:
It isn't easy to understand, even harder to put into pratice.. I will maybe write about it in a more consistent way with samples and will paste the link here :)
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