Just reading a comment on Uncle Bob’s blog by a guy called Ted.
What’s with this whole TDD/SOLID and Podcast stuff?
Just because you practiced TDD does not make your code clean nor high-quality.
Let’s face it, most TDD practitioners are “DEVELOPERS”. You are not “QA”, “TESTER”, “SDET”. What do you know about various testing techniques, testing principles, testing metrics, how to test, etc?
Do our field a favor TDD-er, do the following:
- How We Test Software at Microsoft
- Go to MS and apply for SDET position (or Google)
- Read more books about Software Testing
- Ask yourself if you wrote great TDD code or not
Now for the last question, if the answer is “Yes”, then you’re a Tester. If the answer is “No”, then you’re a developer. And obviously, if you are a developer, you suck at TDD.
It’s just how the brain is wired or perhaps it’s in your training. Developers are almost always bad testers, vice versa.
Maybe TDD should be renamed "Coming up with a good design by first trying to use my code Driven Development". There is an overwhelming amount of information regarding Test Driven Development and yet, still, STILL, people think it’s about testing.