- May 19, 2010
I know right? It's almost like TDD was the whole deciding factor of whether one gets the job or not. Maybe I should have lied and said that I have been doing TDD all my life, it's not even difficult, I played around with it after that experience.Meh... I think unfortunately you just got a bad recruiter.
First, TDD is not such a foreign idea that you could not learn it in a day or two.
Second, after 12 years of development experience, I have yet to work in an environment with good testing discipline. Everyone will ask you about your unit test experience, and then you see your code base, and you see how badly they maintain their tests.
I'm sure some of the larger companies have better unit test coverage, but most that I've worked with like to talk about unit tests but don't like to write them. So, you probably would have been able to do the job just fine.