[python-uk] Future Dojo idea ... randomised trials
tartley at tartley.com
Tue Feb 7 16:59:40 CET 2012
People are always banging on about how programming lacks scientific
rigour when it comes to evaluating common practice.
Is TDD *always* faster?
Is it *ever* faster?
Who knows? Fortunately, we have the tools to answer the question once
and for all. We, at the London Dojo, could run a randomised trial:
I'm curious what results we'd get if we randomly made some Dojo teams
use TDD for the assignment, and others not. Our usual time contraints
result in a mad scramble for the finish line. Would TDD make the task
harder, or easier? Would the results be more functional, or less?
Perhaps it doesn't make sense: A team assigned to do TDD might only have
members who were not practiced in it. But I can't help but wonder what
results it would produce. Is anyone else curious?
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