As i was asked, i happily confirm the acronym: STDD. I’ve also provided a lovely definition by Tracy Reppert and a pdf from August 2004 for more reading:
“The basic premise is that before any code is written, a team takes a story (or rough idea of a requirement) and fleshes out that story by producing an executable ’story test’.
Opponents say that STDD is ‘cowboy coding’, or ’snake oil’, or just ‘a hindrance to real work.’ Proponents argue that STDD produces the simplest system possible and is the wave of the future, the new frontier.”
All written in 2004! I’m just happy it’s finding its feet in smaller web agencies now. Well, at least the one work for (yes, i’m kind of pushing it)!
Here’s also a lovely PDF: