Unlock the power of Behavior-Driven Development (BDD) and Cucumber automation in our comprehensive three-day course. In today's dynamic software development landscape, effective collaboration between Product Owners, Developers, and Testers is crucial for project success. This course takes you on a transformative journey, equipping you with the tools and knowledge to bridge the communication gap, discover hidden requirements, and implement them efficiently using the Cucumber framework.
Through hands-on exercises and examples, and an engaging scenario-based approach, you'll learn to craft expressive Gherkin scenarios, map them to user stories, and automate them using Cucumber's step definitions. Dive into advanced techniques like data-driven testing, context management, and seamless CI integration. Our expert instructors will guide you through best practices, pitfalls to avoid, and innovative ways to extend BDD beyond Cucumber. Whether you're a Product Owner, Developer, Tester, or Agile enthusiast, this course empowers you to champion collaboration, elevate software quality, and embrace the future of agile automation. Join us and master the art of BDD and Cucumber to revolutionize your development process.
Understand the purpose of BDD and how it
enhances team collaboration, flow, and agility.
Learn the Gherkin language and how to write
effective test scenarios.
Explore scenario mapping as the basis of
effective team communication and collaboration.
Get hands-on experience with the Cucumber
framework to build and run your automated acceptance tests.
Learn to use data-driven testing, background
steps, tags, and context to simplify and consolidate your test base.
Understand how to integrate BDD into your CI/CD
Module 1: Introduction to Behavior-Driven Development
Understanding software development challenges
Evolution of development methodologies
Introduction to BDD and its principles
Benefits of BDD in requirement discovery and
Role of BDD and Agile development workflow
Module 2: Collaboration and Stakeholders
Roles and responsibilities of Product Owners, Developers,
Challenges in communication and collaboration
Bridging the communication gap with BDD
Real-world examples of collaboration success through BDD
Module 3: User Stories
Overview of user stories as a requirement format
Anatomy of a user story: format and components
Writing user stories that follow the INVEST principle
Three Amigos collaboration: Product Owners, Developers,
Exercise 1: Making our Stories Ready for BDD.
Module 4: Gherkin Language
Introduction to Gherkin as a domain-specific language
Syntax and structure of Gherkin: Feature, Scenario,
Given-When-Then, And, But
Writing expressive and readable scenarios using Gherkin
Importance of using a shared vocabulary for communication
Exercise 2: Writing a Feature and Scenarios using
Module 5: BDD Scenarios and Scenario Mapping
Role of scenarios in BDD: capturing behavior
Constructing scenarios for effective communication
Scenario mapping exercise introduction
Collaboratively mapping scenarios from user stories
Exercise 3: Scenario Mapping as a three amigos team.
Module 6: Cucumber Framework Introduction
Overview of the Cucumber framework
Setting up a Cucumber project: dependencies and directory
Exercise 4: Adding our mapped scenarios to our project.
Module 7: Step Definitions
Anatomy of a step definition class
Linking Gherkin steps to code with annotations
Writing step definitions for Given, When, Then steps
Parameterization and regular expressions in step
Sharing state between steps for complex scenarios
Exercise 6: Implementing our First Step Definitions.
Module 8: Data-Driven Testing and Contexts
Introducing data-driven testing for scenario variations
Using scenario outlines and examples tables
Creating context and scenario setup for realistic testing
Managing context across steps for data and state
Exercise 7: Refactoring and Enhancing our Step
Module 9: Advanced BDD Techniques
Using background steps for common scenario setup
Managing execution order and dependencies with hooks
Sharing context between different scenarios
Incorporating tags for organization and filtering
Exercise 8: Making our Tests Cleaner with Advanced
Module 10: CI Integration
Integrating BDD tests into the CI/CD pipeline
Automating Cucumber test execution
Running tests in parallel for efficiency
Analyzing test results in the CI environment
Exercise 9: Running Our Scenarios in a CI/CD Pipeline.
Module 11: Best Practices and Pitfalls
Common mistakes in BDD implementation
Writing maintainable and readable scenarios
Strategies for updating scenarios with changing
Refactoring scenarios for clarity and efficiency
Module 13: BDD Beyond Cucumber
Exploring alternative BDD frameworks and tools
Integrating BDD with other testing methodologies
Staying updated with emerging trends in BDD
Module 14: Conclusion and Next Steps
Recap of key takeaways from the course
Encouraging participants to implement BDD practices
Providing additional resources for further learning and
This class focuses on using the practice of BDD to integrate
all of the roles on an agile team to achieve higher productivity, efficiency,
and development flow. It is suitable for
every member of an agile team, and is especially effective if taken as a team.
Coding or development experience is needed to be successful in this course.
Discounts available for remote or on-site courses. Let us know!