Posts about software development written by Nick Pachulski
I’m almost ashamed to say this because I was once so proud of it but here’s a confession: I don’t always test drive my code anymore. But the lesson learned from strictly only writing code which contributes to the passage of a failing test lasts: Stay focused and do as little as is required. You’ll have less work today and someone - maybe you - will have easier work later.
Many of us split development work into segments called user stories. User stories deliver value. There should be no point at which a story is completed and no new value is delivered.