Hamburg Style TDD – Bank Kata

There are already a few different styles of TDD out there. Still, though, my feeling is something is missing in the realm of test-first or test-driven development. I tried to explain that in my posting introducing the „Hamburg style TDD“. And then I showed what that...

Hamburg Style TDD – Diamond Kata

In a previous article I tried to explain why I’m not satisfied with the existing schools of TDD: They are not really tapping the developers’ capability to think. At least for my taste. Or to say it more bluntly: They are dumbing down developers. Sure, their motivation...

Hamburg Style TDD

There are a number of „TDD styles“ (or even „schools of TDD“): Chicago style London style Munich style And I cannot identify myself with any of them. Not 100% at least. Recently I attended a talk by Marco Emrich who showed the above styles next to each other –...
Two Problem Solving Approaches

Two Problem Solving Approaches

Solving a problem can be hard at times. What I’ve found helpful then is to distinguish between two different approaches to tackle the problem. Without distinguishing them I’m prone to use an unsuitable approach and make things harder than they actually are. Here’s a...
TDD – How It Can Be Done Right

TDD – How It Can Be Done Right

TDD has gone wrong. It was well intentioned and is a great technique, but many developers who are trying it are not experiencing the promised benefits. How come? This question was asked and answered by Ian Cooper in a DevTernity talk in 2017. Watch the video here, if...