Introduction to BDD

The Introduction to BDD training course equips teams with practices, tools, and techniques to take their software development processes to the next level. This course provides a hands-on workshop to introduce BDD concepts and equip teams with practical experience in creating BDD feature files, scenarios, and complete working applications. This course can be taught from different language and tooling perspectives including Java/Spring, C#/.NET or Ruby.

Course Summary

Equip developers with the skills and concepts necessary to use BDD in their software development.
This course is intended for anyone who is interested in learning about BDD. Since BDD is a team concept, you are encouraged to include development staff, quality assurance personnel, and business representatives.
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Hands-on training is customized, instructor-led training with an in-depth presentation of a technology and its concepts, featuring such topics as Java, OOAD, and Open Source.

Hands On help

Workshops are instructor-led lab-intensives focused on the practical application of technologies through the facilitation of a project-related lab. Workshops are just the opposite of Seminars. They deliver the highest level of knowledge transfer of any format. Think wide (breadth) and deep (depth).

Workshop help
3 Days
Productivity Objectives: 
  • Describe BDD basics and principles
  • Identify the connection between TDD and BDD
  • Explore how BDD changes the way you approach Agile
  • Identify actionable steps to apply BDD on real-world projects
  • Use Gherkin syntax
  • Build BDD scenarios to serve as acceptance criteria for stories

What You'll Learn

In the Introduction to BDD training course you’ll learn:

  • BDD Basics and Principles
    • The digital disconnect
    • BDD principles
    • BDD story format
    • Ubiquitous language
    • BDD structure
  • Working with Gherkin Syntax
    • Given / When / Then
    • How do we know it’s a given?
    • Knowing when to say when
    • Then and only then
    • Common pitfalls
    • Putting it into practice
  • Seeing it in Action
    • JBehave introduction
    • Unit structure
    • Story structure
    • BDD code walkthrough
    • Software binding
  • Domains and the Role of Business
    • Outside-in development
    • Goal alignment
    • Impact mapping
    • Impact map structure
    • Value and complexity analysis
    • The three amigos
  • BDD Tooling
    • Tool overview
    • JBehave
    • Cucumber
    • Specflow
    • Selenium
    • Tool integration
  • Compound Gherkin Steps
    • Core concept
    • Sample code
    • Seeing it in action
  • Resolving Duplicates
    • Dealing with repetition
    • Cucumber RegEx
    • RegEx wildcards
    • Wildcard examples
    • Grouping RegEx
  • Patterns and Templates
    • Capturing part of the input
    • Refactoring gherkin
    • Complex string processing
    • Non-capture groups
  • Outlines, Lists, and Data Tables
    • Structure overview
    • Scenario outlines
    • Working with scenario outlines
    • Understanding data lists
    • Utilizing data tables
    • Bringing it all together
  • Before / After Stories
    • Feature background
    • Before and after scenarios
    • Feature-level setup
  • Impact Mapping
    • Goal Alignment
    • Good Goals vs Bad Goals
    • Impact Mapping
    • Tying Impact Mapping back to Agile Planning
  • Steps to Incorporate BDD into a Project
    • Ways to include BDD in your next project
    • Examining your current process
    • Quantifying the benefits of BDD
    • Next steps
  • Final Project
    • Pulling it all together
    • Helpful reminders
    • Comprehensive project

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