Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD) has become a well established approach to testing, providing ‘living documentation’ of the system under test, and being able to use the documentation to drive the test automation. Our BDD courses teach you what BDD is all about, how to write your Gherkin Feature files, and then how to bind the test automation code to the features. To learn more about BDD visit this page.
The course is delivered online. It is live, instructor-led training over 3 days. Each day is an online session of approx. 3.5 hours. All delegates receive a comprehensive workbook, and the sessions are recorded. It can be accessed from anywhere in the world. We also offer on-site training at your offices if required.
Introduction to BDD
A background to BDD and its benefits. The process of BDD. An overview of the tools available, terminology.
Introduction to Gherkin
Feature Files, introduction to the Gherkin language, basic syntax
Using the Background fixture, Parameters, Doc Strings, Examples and Data Tables, using Tags to organise execution, commenting
Installation of the Cucumber Framework
Installing Cucumber with npm. Creating a project structure, creating a Feature, execution of Feature Files
Step Definitions & Code Binding
Using prototype step definitions, creating step definition Methods, expanding Methods with Parameters, Step Definition syntax, using Regular Expressions
Running the Cucumber Tests
Using Cucumber Command Line Interface, CLI parameters, Results & Reporting, HTML reports
Using Hooks in cucumber-js (BeforeAll, Before, After, AfterAll), Cucumber Timeouts
The Cucumber World Object
Attaching items to World, Creating your own custom World Constructor
Tables & Scenario Outlines
In-line Step Table Iterating, Scenario Outline Data Handling
Integrating Cucumber into the POM
Using Cucumber & WebDriver under the Page Object Model. Using Helpers
VS Code Tips
Cucumber Icon Packs, Setting up GoTo Definitions Shortcut, Debugging scripts