What is the difference between building an application Outside In vs building it Inside Out using TDD?
Almost all of them explained TDD basics and unit testing in general, but with little mention of the different ways the application can be constructed.
Another thing I noticed is that most of these books (if not all) ignore the design phase when writing the application. They focus more on writing the test cases quickly and letting the design emerge by itself.
However, I came across a paragraph in xUnit Test Patterns that discussed the ways people approach TDD. There are 2 schools out there Outside In vs Inside Out.
Sadly the book doesn't elaborate more on this point. I wish to know what is the main difference between these 2 cases.
When should I use each one of them?
To a TDD beginner which one is easier to grasp?
What is the drawbacks of each method?
Is there any materials out there that discuss this topic specifically?