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Fit for Developing Software: Framework for Integrated Tests by Ward Cunningham, Rick Mugridge

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Chapter 36. Closing for Programmers at RPS

36.1 The Value of Fit Tables

As we saw in Chapter 19, Fit tables help solve three major problems in software development. We now look at those problems from a programmer’s perspective.

1.   Communication: Providing a way for businesspeople who want a system to communicate their needs in a concrete way. The tests help us to see that we’ve completed work. They provide concrete examples of business rules.

2.   Balance: Spending less time on gaining balance by reducing the number and severity of problems, catching them early, and making sure they don’t return. As software systems age, they’re inclined to get more and more difficult to change. Effort is needed, through refactorings, to keep systems ...

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