Let's Play: Test-Driven Development

Aug 30, 2010

Let’s Play: Test-Driven Development is a screencast series featuring Java, test-driven development, and evolutionary design. It chronicles the development of a real software project, warts and all. Each episode is about 15 minutes long. For more videos, see the episode guide.

I'm trying a little experiment: a screencast of me working on a real project, from scratch, using test-driven development. I've called it "Let's Play: Test-Driven Development" in honor of all the Let's Play videos I love watching.

Like a "Let's Play" video, this is a live, stream-of-consciousness recording of my successes and slip-ups as I work. (So far, mostly slip-ups.) I'm hoping this will be an interesting view into how test-driven development works when you take it out of the classroom. As the series continues, I'm sure you'll see quite a bit of incremental design and architecture, too.

As I said, this is an experiment. I'm going to do several episodes and see what the response is like. So if you like it, let me know by leaving a comment on my blog, subscribing to my new Youtube channel, or helping spread the word. Feedback from people like you is how I'm going to judge whether I should keep going.

I hope you enjoy it.

Episode #1: "How Does This Thing Work, Again?"

Many thanks to Danny Jones for figuring out the HD Youtube embed code.

Visit the Let's Play archive for more. For the first few comments on this entry, see the original announcement.