TDD and refactoring can help you write cleaner, clearer code, faster. You can produce nearly bug-free code that is much easier to extend and maintain. As useful as this is for new code, it can be a lifesaver for legacy code.
Once you get the hang of it, TDD is also more fun. It is, as they say, infectious. But don't take our word for any of these claims. Take the course and see for yourself.
Format and Contents
Our 5-day course gives you soup-to-nuts exposure to tools and techniques for doing TDD in Java, using JUnit and a good refactoring Java IDE (the on-site version of the course is also available in other languages). Short morning lectures are followed by hands-on programming sessions. You start using TDD as soon as possible, and for as long as possible each day.
You'll learn to write good tests, organize them clearly, and work in tiny increments of design/test/code/refactor. You'll learn to retrofit tests into legacy code without destroying pressing production schedules.
The special fourth day introduces you to pair-programming, frequent code integration, and a common codebase, so that you can see what a difference these other practices make to team productivity and knowledge sharing.