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Discussion on: Tried TDD and didn't realize the benefits? Try it the next time you get writer's block

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Nicky Hajal

Really love the concept of using tests as a form of todo-list and as simply a way to think through/outline code in early phases.

As I mentioned in another comment, what sometimes holds me back is general setup required for testing, fake data, mocks, etc.

There's a lot of info on testing, but IMO not much on every day, practical testing practices that breaks down typical patterns and gotchas. Would definitely love more on that topic!

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Corey Cleary Author

"using tests as a form of todo-list" -> this is a perfect way of describing it

And I definitely hear you on there not being much content out there on real-world unit testing. When I first started learning testing this was a huge barrier for me.

I've got a whole backlog of posts I'm planning to write that attempt to target exactly the pain you described - lack of practical testing examples. It's a pain I've seen so many people have that hopefully I can help make it easier and less painful. I've got a few I've already written posted here and the future ones I'll post on my blog and here on dev.to as well!