Evaluating the efficacy of test-driven development: industrial case studies

  title={Evaluating the efficacy of test-driven development: industrial case studies},
  author={Thirumalesh Bhat and Nachiappan Nagappan},
This paper discusses software development using the Test Driven Development (TDD) methodology in two different environments (Windows and MSN divisions) at Microsoft. In both these case studies we measure the various context, product and outcome measures to compare and evaluate the efficacy of TDD. We observed a significant increase in quality of the code (greater than two times) for projects developed using TDD compared to similar projects developed in the same organization in a non-TDD fashion… CONTINUE READING
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