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About the Return on Investment of Test-driven Development

Frank Padberg; Müller, Matthias M.

Abstract:
Test-driven development is one of the central techniques of Extreme Programming. However, the impact of test-driven development on the business value of a project has not been studied so far. We present an economic model for the return on investment when using test-driven development instead of the conventional development process. Two factors contribute to the return on investment of test-driven development: the productivity di®erence between test-driven development, and the conventional process and the ability of test-driven development to deliver higher quality code. Furthermore, we can identify when TDD breaks even with conventional development.

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000061750
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Programmstrukturen und Datenorganisation (IPD)
Publikationstyp Proceedingsbeitrag
Jahr 2003
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator urn:nbn:de:swb:90-617501
KITopen-ID: 1000061750
Erschienen in ICSE-Workshop on Economics-Driven Software Engineering Research, EDSER, 3 - 10 May 2003 ; Portland, Oregon, USA
Verlag Association for Computing Machinery, New York (NY)
Seiten 26-31
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