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TDD with GitHub Copilot

Martin Fowler

At Thoughtworks, we are strong practitioners of Test Driven Development (TDD). Paul Sobocinski writes a brief memo explaining how some of our teams have used TDD with GitHub Copilot. Naturally this leads to the question of how generative AI can help with this technique.

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TDD or Test-Last? One Thing at a Time


That is precisely what TDD helps with. TDD to Separate Concerns At the core of TDD is its mantra : red, green, refactor. Instead of "juggling" all three concerns simultaneously, TDD strongly nudges us towards delineating them in a sequence of steps. Conclusion Do you need TDD to do this?


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TDD saved the day


To tackle each operation, I started with a small test, following the principles of Test-Driven Development (TDD). As an aside, TDD is an iterative workflow that involves describing a specific aspect you want to solve in terms of the programming language you’re using. Truly, TDD saved the day!

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The Economics of TDD

Dzone - DevOps

From a management standpoint, Test-Driven Development (TDD) can be a difficult sell. Tempting as it is to cut testing in order to reach the next milestone in the project, it is a mistake because, as we’ll see, TDD can help us accelerate development and reduce costs over a project’s lifecycle.

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Team Leadership in the Age of Agile

Speaker: Roy Osherove, Technology and Leadership Consultant

To do this, you've learned a wide variety of techniques and methodologies - SCRUM, Kanban, TDD, DevOps, self-organized teams, and much more. As a senior software leader, you spend much of your time trying to optimize your team's performance – from increasing delivery rate and velocity to reducing defect rates and waste.

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When TDD Is Not a Good Fit

Henrik Warne

I like to use Test-Driven Development (TDD) when coding. However, in some circumstances, TDD is more of a hinderance than a help. Last week, I came across examples of where I developed new functionality without using TDD. Last week, I came across examples of where I developed new functionality without using TDD.

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Article: How to Spread Technical Practices Like TDD in an Organization

InfoQ Culture Methods

One of the success factors for Agile and DevOps is developers changing the way they work and adopting practices like Test-Driven Development (TDD). It’s not something that just happens by itself, and many of the “usual” ways of introducing change fail for TDD.