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Incremental test running with JUnit Max

Well looks like Joel Spolsky’s ignorant rant about Test Driven Design (TDD) resulted in some good after all. Kent Beck posted a brief response to Joel, which was pointed out in a mailing list discussion about the issue. But that’s not what I wanted to talk about here.

Anyway it turns out that Kent is writing a product called JUnit Max which looks super interesting for those using the discipline of TDD to write better code. Look at the Flash presentation on this page: … Also it brings together another thread we had on the mailing list which was about Eclipse’s incremental compilation features. This is incremental test running!

A pity it’s not free but I guess Kent’s got to eat. I might be tempted to buy it in the near future.