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Learn to TDD

Learn the basics

We have found that the best way to learn the basics of Test Driven Development is to watch a practitioner.

Some screencasts which allow you to do so:

Alternatively, find a mentor willing to show you.

If that is not possible, then there are some books that are quite useful:

  • Test Driven Development: By Example (Kent Beck)
  • Test Driven Development (Jason Gorman, Codemanship) PDF

Okay I know the basics of TDD, what now?

After that, you’ll be wanting to learn new techniques to strengthen your TDD technique.

A good book for that is:

  • Growing Object-Oriented Software Guided By Tests (Steve Freeman, Nat Pryce)

In the end, you’ll want to improve your software design knowledge to unlock the benefits of TDD.


Ultimately, it’s all about practice.