As a young person getting into programming, it's hard not to notice the wildly varying cultural perspectives around the industry.
Shortly after, however, I stumbled upon Robert C. Martin (Uncle Bob)'s talks on YouTube.
If you haven't already seen his six publicly available hour-and-a-half long talks, I highly recommend watching ALL of them.
I've personally rewatched and listened to them like podcasts in the car at least three times over.
To summarize, he's one of the authors of the Agile Manifesto, a 50+ year software professional, and an extreme advocate for Test Driven Development.
This advocacy for TDD sets him apart from even some of the other people who worked on the Agile Manifesto (which was designed to be a great compromise between wildly different programming philosophies).
After playing around with TDD in personal projects, I can see its value, and I'm inclined to believe what Uncle Bob says. However, I want to be careful and make sure that I'm not blindly indoctrinating myself into some idealistic nonsense before I have much in the way of real world experience.
I've seen the debates against TDD online, and Uncle Bob himself warns against trying to adopt things like TDD and Agile too quickly, as they're intended to be skills and disciplines that one has to practice to become effective at.
My question is simply this, if anyone would like to share their opinion: