December 8, 2008

...Learn TDD with Codemanship

It Takes More Than A Few Weeks!

Oh, it makes my blood boil, so it does!

No, I'm not talking about the vacuum of space. I'm talking about people who claim that it takes weeks to master practices like test-driven development, refactoring and OO design.

I might forgive such brain-flob from, say, a recruitment consultant.

But when software developers spread this kind of nonsense, then I can't see that it does anything more than reinforce such misconceptions among managers who still believe that one programmer is pretty much as good as another, and that a few days or weeks of training can replace years of dedicated practice.

They should know better.

Posted 9 years, 6 months ago on December 8, 2008