Developer Perceptions of Process Desirability: Test Driven Development and Cleanroom Compared

Jonathan Percival, Neil Harrison
2013 2013 46th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences  
Design and coding processes are an important part of an overall project methodology. However, perceptions of these processes influence how developers use them. A process perceived as desirable is more likely to be sustainable than one that is not. Test Driven Development has gained popularity in recent decades and we compared its perceived desirability with that of Cleanroom. Developers were given projects to complete using the processes and reported on their experience via a survey. Survey
more » ... lts were analyzed statistically to see if perceptions varied. No significant difference was discovered between the two processes in any of 5 subjective categories rated and developer comments indicated they would prefer a hybrid process. We recommend developers integrate ideas from both TDD and Cleanroom into their development processes.
doi:10.1109/hicss.2013.175 dblp:conf/hicss/PercivalH13 fatcat:qqfrak5er5c6fcelxnagpyryze