Test Management

Top 5 Reasons for Test Driven Development

Top 5 reasons for test driven development

Drives simplification

Simple short test cases validate core functionality. Thus, QA will be able to reduce defects throughout the system under test using Test Driven Development. This is a lifeline.

Supports any software language

Supports Java, C#, Ruby, Python and C. This helps developers establish confidence in utilising the framework across multiple platforms. It also brings developers closer to the end user.

Supports any design pattern

It can be utilised with key design patterns that force software architects, developers and automation engineers to utilise a common design framework i.e. the page object design pattern. This enables best practices across the organisation in terms of quality and reduces the technical risk. Reusability and extensibility promote the TDD mindset.

Integrates with continuous integration in your development lifecycle

Automated tests can be integrated into existing and new Agile software organisations. Often times organisations struggle with portability, TDD overcomes this stumbling block and helps establish a robust framework that can support long term continuous development.

Offers a robust framework

Automation framework is extremely robust which helps validate multiple types of QA including smoke, white/black box, unit, regression and system test of software.


About the Author

Shane Sweeney has over 18 yearsʼ experience in the mobile, satellite radio, smart metering, time management and healthcare industries. Shane has architected, created and managed multiple automation frameworks including web-based, client-server, mobile and Windows applications.

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