It requires discipline to turn good practices into habits. The better these habits are understood, the easier it will be to make any required changes to the system. The more often project members experience the benefits of these practices, the less discipline they will require because the project members will start to naturally follow them. Again, it is very important to have rapid feedback on techniques.

Let’s discuss some good practices and techniques for testing, refactoring, and establishing standards in a project.


Regardless of a team’s size, it will always benefit from having tests available early on. The most obvious benefit is that the tests, especially the unit tests, provide direct feedback on the design and code.

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