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Creativity in Coding - Does TDD Leave Room For it?

 “Is there any room left for creativity in coding?” That’s hilarious.

Let’s reach back in time…

As poets focus more on rhyme schemes and meter, where is there room for creativity? Now they have this new-fangled thing called a “sonnet.” It has to be exactly 14 lines long, all in iambic pentameter, with each of the first 3 groups of lines following an abab rhyme scheme, and the final two a rhyming couplet. Is there are any room left for creativity in poetry?

To ask the question is to demonstrate that one does not understand the industry and the practices one whit. Creativity does not mean undisciplined hacking.

Thank you, TDD Mailing List’s Russell Gold.

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