[Pharo-dev] TDD and BDD

Sean P. DeNigris sean at clipperadams.com
Wed Apr 22 06:46:05 EDT 2015


Miguel Moquillon wrote
>> In summary, the intent of BDD is to be "TDD Done Right".
> I don't agreed with your assumption: there is a difference 
> philosophically both in theory and in practice.

In actuality, it is a bit overstated, because one key insight of BDD was to
bring /all/ stakeholders into TDD. "In order that... as a... I want..." was
intended as a way to have the customer write a spec that would become an
executable part of the test framework. But, they're also not as totally
independent as you describe. In fact, Dan North, the inventor of BDD has
explained it such - that BDD = TDD if your whole team are programmers, but
BDD includes: TDD if the stakeholders include non-programmers.



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Sean
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