Tech Ed 2005 Day 2 – Test-Driven Development is Design!

Scott Bellware, along with Darren Norton facilitated a Birds of a Feather session on Test-Driven Development.  There was a very large turn-out that only left standing room.  Most of the attendees were interested in TDD, but they weren’t practitioners, so the session started out with an overview.  James Newkirk even came, but he hid out in the back until he was discovered.  James Avery and Dave Donaldson also hid in the back and didn’t say much.

There was some good discussion about how to keep TDD from slowing down a project, and we made it clear that TDD is a rigorous methodology and will require a learning curve, so just like you have to learn .Net, then you become more productive, it is the same way with TDD.