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A Survey of Evidence for Test-Driven Development in Academia
ACM SIGCSE Bulletin
  • Chetan Desai, California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
  • David S. Janzen, California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
  • Kyle Savage, California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
Publication Date
6-1-2008
Abstract

University professors traditionally struggle to incorporate software testing into their course curriculum. Worries include double-grading for correctness of both source and test code and finding time to teach testing as a topic. Test-driven development (TDD) has been suggested as a possible solution to improve student software testing skills and to realize the benefits of testing. According to most existing studies, TDD improves software quality and student productivity. This paper surveys the current state of TDD experiments conducted exclusively at universities. Similar surveys compare experiments in both the classroom and industry, but none have focused strictly on academia.

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Citation Information
Chetan Desai, David S. Janzen and Kyle Savage. "A Survey of Evidence for Test-Driven Development in Academia" ACM SIGCSE Bulletin Vol. 40 Iss. 2 (2008) p. 97 - 101
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/djanzen/12/