Journal of the Midwest Association for Information Systems (JMWAIS)


This article explores student perceptions of the impact that test-driven development (TDD) and pair programming has on their ability to learn programming. In particular, we examine how test-driven development compares to pair programming in student’s perceptions. The basis of the study is a survey of students who have completed two programming courses that use the C# programming language and use both pair programming and test- driven development techniques to support learning of object-oriented programming. The results indicate that both pair programming and TDD are considered helpful by students but TDD is seen as the more valuable practice.




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