Behavior Driven Development (BDD)

Good automated tests consist of two parts: the specification that describes what we are testing, and the implementation that describes how we are testing. That means the specification describes the behavior (business rule or functionality) and the implementation contains all the steps necessary to automatically verify this behavior. This is the part that non-IT people will also see. The specification serves as living documentation of the requirements of your application.

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Short summary

Separating them allows you to write the specification part of the test before you’ve written a single line of code that actually implements the requested behavior. This makes it possible to do Acceptance Test Driven Development (ATDD), often also called Behavior Driven Development (BDD). You can elicit requirements early in the process and describe them in a clear way. This training provides a hands on experience after which attendees can create functionality that is fit for the purpose of using Behavior Driven Development

How can I create functionality that is fit for the purpose of using Behavior Driven Development?

Our Trainer


Phani Bhushan
Technical Consultant & trainer

Phani works as a Technical Consultant and a Institute trainer at DevOn, helping organizations to make the transition to the Agile way of working.

Course objectives

The learning objectives for Behavior Driven Development (BDD) include an understanding of:

  • have created a working test application for a sample case in a couple of steps
  • can automate Gherkin scenarios with the use of Cucumber
  • can describe test dependencies in Gherkin scenarios
  • know how to test Gherkin scenarios with Pickles combined with Cucumber
  • know how to integrally present test results so that the statuses of business processes are clear

Course topics

  • Cucumber
  • Installing and setting up your development environment
  • The TDD/BDD cycle
  • Writing your first scenario
  • Step definitions
  • Writing
  • Using parameters
  • Techniques to keep your test code clean
  • Gherkin tricks (Backgrounds, Tags, Tablets, Scenario Outlines)
  • Domain modeling by Example
  • Costs & Benefits of working Test-first

Target audience

  • Team members with experience in testing in complex business processes who want to apply Test Automation on the full chain, but don’t know how.

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