Design Driven Testing is an agile process supported in the Agile/ICONIX add-in from Sparx Systems. The author’s approach to design is a lightweight, use-case driven methodology based upon a core subset of the UML. Design Driven Testing does not burden your projects with cumbersome design processes. Rather it recognizes reality—that design comes first. You design. You build tests to verify the design. You write code to implement the design. You run the tests to verify the code. With Design Driven Testing, you get all the benefits of Test Driven Development while recognizing the reality that design is, in fact, paramount.
Brings sanity and design back to software development
Illustrates a lightweight and highly-effective design approach
Applies design driven testing to each stage of the project lifecycle
What You'll Learn
Bulletproof your code and “test smarter, not harder”!
Generate appropriate tests for each stage of a project’s lifecyle
Learn a streamlined approach to object-oriented design
Verify detailed design through unit testing
Drive acceptance testing through a design model based upon use cases
Prove that requirements have been met through effective requirements testing
Recognize and sidestep the problems inherent in Test-Driven Development