The Role of Process Measurement in Test-Driven Development

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Proceedings title4th Conference on Extreme Programming and Agile Methods
ConferenceProceedings of the XP-Agile Universe
AbstractTest-Driven Development (TDD) is a coding technique in which programmers write unit tests before writing or revising production code. We present a process measurement approach for TDD that relies on the analysis of fine-grained data collected during coding activities. This data is mined to produce abstractions regarding programmers' work patterns. Programmers, instructors, and coaches receive concrete feedback by visualizing these abstractions. Process measurement has the potential to accelerate the learning of TDD, enhance its effectiveness, aid in its empirical evaluation, and support project tracking.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Information Technology; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number47413
NPARC number9181434
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Record created2009-06-30
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