Measuring the impact of testing on code structure in Test Driven Development : metrics and empirical analysis

@inproceedings{Canfora2009MeasuringTI,
  title={Measuring the impact of testing on code structure in Test Driven Development : metrics and empirical analysis},
  author={Gerardo Canfora and Corrado Aaron Visaggio},
  year={2009}
}
Test Driven Development (TDD) strictly interleaves testing activity with development; we conjecture that the testing activity could produce some effects on the internal code quality. This paper proposes three metrics for evaluating such relationship and applies them in order to compare TDD with the traditional unit testing after coding. Two experiments were carried out in two European universities producing evidence about how the testing process affects code structure in different ways in the… CONTINUE READING