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Avoiding Inertia

Michael Hill has produced a lovely essay about how TDD and Pair Programming ensure that the internal quality of your code doesn't cost you in future productivity. It is often difficult to grasp the benefits of TDD and Pair Programming due to the inevitable short term perceived hit in productivity. It is extremely important to recognise that the short term hit is however producing the desired side effect of highly maintainable code as a natural byproduct of producing high quality, well tested, simple code.