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An Empirical Study on the TDD Conformance of Novice and Expert Pair Programmers

An Empirical Study on the TDD Conformance of Novice and Expert Pair Programmers
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2009 

Author:
Andreas Höfer, Marc Philipp 

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We conducted a quasi-experiment comparing the conformance to the test-driven development (TDD) process of one expert and two novice groups of programmers working in pairs. Besides an insignificant tendency of the expert group toward a higher TDD conformance and instruction coverage, we found that the expert group had refactored their code to a larger extent than the two novice groups. More surprisingly though, the pairs in the expert group were significantly slower than the pairs in one of the novice groups. 

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@inproceedings{,
author={Andreas H{\"o}fer, Marc Philipp},
title={An Empirical Study on the TDD Conformance of Novice and Expert Pair Programmers},
year=2009,
booktitle={Agile Processes in Software Engineering and Extreme Programming},
publisher={Springer Berlin Heidelberg},
series={Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing},
abstract={We conducted a quasi-experiment comparing the conformance to the test-driven development (TDD) process of one expert and two novice groups of programmers working in pairs. Besides an insignificant tendency of the expert group toward a higher TDD conformance and instruction coverage, we found that the expert group had refactored their code to a larger extent than the two novice groups. More surprisingly though, the pairs in the expert group were significantly slower than the pairs in one of the novice groups.},
pages={33-42},