Throughout the past two decades, software development approaches have gradually moved toward various agile models. Given the rapid changes within software development needs, best practices have evolved with time, moving progressively toward continuous delivery and faster speed to market.
However, rigorous testing of a product’s performance is often seen as less important than hitting a project’s deadline in the chase for speed. But did you know that, on average, a developer creates 70 bugs per 1000 lines of code? Debugging them takes 75 percent of a developer’s time, which amounts to 1500 hours a year.
With test-driven development (TDD), the speed vs. quality dilemma can be resolved once and for all, and the TDD practice is gaining popularity. The Test-Driven Development (TDD) approach ensures that quality comes first. It’s one of the latest approaches that has become popular in the agile software development niche.
This article will take a deeper look at the pros and cons of test-driven development and review the main reasons why this software development approach can help organizations from startup to enterprise when used effectively.