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re: Requiring tests is very different from requiring TDD. I think collaborative projects can benefit from tests, but I don't think TDD is a necessity a...
 

I see your point. So, there's a difference between doing general tests and TDD? Would writing general tests use TDD frameworks like RSPEC you just wouldn't follow TDD paradigms, or would it be something different?

TDD confuses a lot of people because it is often used interchangeably where it shouldn't be. In reality, Test Driven Development is a development process where you write tests BEFORE production code, and there are a few other caveats.

rspec and other tools aren't TDD specific. You can write tests in rspec after writing production code just the same. I used to do it all the time when building ruby apps.

My bigger point here is that you should use TDD when it benefits you, not all the time just because someone told you that you should.

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