People get got up in the silver bullets of programming. They want the one thing that is going to solve every problem, so they keep looking for the right agile methodology, design pattern, language, or whatever.
The Master knows that all thing have their place. That test-driven development doesn't work everywhere shouldn't be any more surprising than that a screwdriver doesn't work any where. However, programmers are often surprised at, start flame wars over, and discuss ad nasuem which One True Method is the right one.
When you can't write the tests first, you don't. When you don't know the right answer ahead of time, use your best guesss until you do. This sort of thinking is easier when you're not casting about for the magic spell that takes care of everything. :)
brian d foy <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Posts are HTML formatted. Put <p> </p> tags around your paragraphs. Put <code> </code> tags around your code and data!
Read Where should I post X? if you're not absolutely sure you're posting in the right place.
Please read these before you post! —
Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags:
You may need to use entities for some characters, as follows. (Exception: Within code tags, you can put the characters literally.)
- a, abbr, b, big, blockquote, br, caption, center, col, colgroup, dd, del, div, dl, dt, em, font, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, hr, i, ins, li, ol, p, pre, readmore, small, span, spoiler, strike, strong, sub, sup, table, tbody, td, tfoot, th, thead, tr, tt, u, ul, wbr
Link using PerlMonks shortcuts! What shortcuts can I use for linking?
See Writeup Formatting Tips and other pages linked from there for more info.
| & || & |
| < || < |
| > || > |
| [ || [ |
| ] || ] ||