Use the Zeigarnik Effect to learn to code faster
Steven Gilbert
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I’m now pondering the relationship between Zeigarnik effect and a Test-Driven Development technique: We often recommend ending the day or breaking for lunch with one failing test. It’s much easier to get back into the zone when the single failing test is there to remind you where you were. Like a placeholder in the half-read article.

I wonder if that leaves enough tension to help learning via the Zeigarnik effect, but still reduces developer stress levels by giving them a sense of near-completion (since all the previous tests pass).

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