Test-driven Development

Test-driven development is a highly-revered concept in software development. It outlines the principle of writing automated tests for a feature before you write code that implements it. Using Test-driven development (TDD) establishes a predictable development cycle. Aside from forcing developers to write code that actually works, TDD with the use of an automated test suite can often speed up the process of feature implementation and provide as a sort of documentation for a feature’s behavior.

While no codebase is free from quirks and issues, it’s safe to say that well-tested code has less bugs. Writing a test first encourages simple solutions to small problems. Simplicity is essential as a codebase grows to meet an application’s needs. Practicing TDD ensures developers can iterate on an application with confidence and reduces unexpected behavior during the development cycle. Crema Product teams practice TDD when building great applications.

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