Thursday, 18 August 2011

The value of a 1 day introduction to TDD workshop

Next month I’ll be teaching a 1 day Introduction to TDD .NET workshop. And I was asked to explain what is the value of attending such a workshop. Clearly one can’t learn how to TDD in a single day, and indeed this is not the goal of the workshop.

So what is the value in a single day Introduction to TDD workshop?

I will let the reader judge for themselves. However here are the things I expect to cover during the day.

  1. Go over the basic rules of the TDD practice
  2. Explain and demonstrate what a testing framework is used for.
  3. Introduce base Isolation principles.
  4. Explain concrete ways for mastering the TDD skill.
  5. Go over the humps of pain – i.e. the main obstacles for doing TDD
  6. Let participant practice their firsts steps in a safe environment.

I expect people to come out from the workshop with the following:

  1. Knowing the costs involved in TDD.
  2. Understanding the benefits.
  3. Know what needs to be done in order to actually learn it
  4. Be aware of the main obstacles and pitfalls in the road for mastering TDD

So is all this worth a single day of your time?

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