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Test Automation with Cucumber

Updated: May 20

When Looking at Cucumber for Test Automation you need to know about BDD. This stands for Behavior Driven Development.

What is Behavior Driven Development?

This is an agile approach to software development that focuses on the behavior of the components of the project being built.


This type of development assists with ensuring products are built per the requirements and that it works. It also makes testing an easier process.


How does this help with Test Automation and QA?

This type of development assists with ensuring products are built per the requirements and that it works. It also makes testing an easier process.


Testers are able to use the Feature Files that describe the functionality and create automation scripts. This assists with better coverage of the product being tested; better coverage means a higher quality product.


One thing to keep in mind when using Cucumber as a Test Automation Framework there is a learning curve. Knowledge of a programming language will be needed. This just gives you a chance to amp up your skills and create a more collaborative environment when using cucumber. It will also, assist with opening more lines of communication throughout the team.


Author:

Jennifer Potter Software Quality Assurance

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