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Unit Tests and Extreme Programming

Good article on Unit Tests (aka Developer Tests). I think most developers are sold on the value of unit tests but it has to be part of the developer culture to work. Extreme Programming (XP) proponents would take that notion a step further and say that you should “code unit tests first”. Here’s a hypothetical example of XP pair programming in action and how the development of unit tests work with that approach. Note: I haven’t been directly involved with a project using XP. The ideas interest me but my current project doesn’t fit the ideal for using XP.

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