What is BDD automation

BDD Automation is a bridge between technical and non-technical people around the application. Let’s understand the concept of BDD automation in detail.

What is Behavior Data-Driven(BDD)

BDD is a technique or we can say a way of programming. Way to establish collaboration between stakeholder, developer, and tester.

Definition

“Using examples at multiple levels to create a shared understating and surface uncertainty to deliver software that matters.”
By Dan North

Let’s see the Behavior Driven Development (BDD approach) In detail as a QA.

In BDD approach Scenario is provided by the Stakeholder/Customer/User which verifies the tester as manual testing as well as automation. QA writes automation step definitions according to the feature file(Scenario).

BDD Tools for Automation

  • Cucumber
  • Spec flow
  • Jasmine
  • Serenity
  • Mspec

What is Test-Driven Development(TDD)

TDD is an approach to achieve the automation of the test cases which is derived from the requirements.
Which is performed on the Unit level, Module-level or Component level? Suitable for functional testing.

Let’s see the Test-Driven Development (TDD approach) In detail as a QA.

According to the requirements, Dev/Tester writes the manual test case scenario. Then the script was well written according to the manual test cases.

TDD Approach ==> Write test ==> Test Fails ==> Write Code ==> Test Passes ==> Re factor

TDD tools for automation

There are lots of tools which is used to perform TDD Approach but the most common tools are listed below

Junit:

An automation framework mostly used by the developer to automate the unit test cases.

TestNG:

An automation framework used by QA to perform functional automation using selenium web driver and Java.

Nunit:

An automation framework used by QA to perform functional automation using selenium web driver and C sharp(C#).

Advantage of BDD automation

  • Easy to understand for not technical users also.
  • Fill the gap between automation engineer and stack owner.
  • Transparent process.
  • Provide strong collaboration.

Things to remember about BDD Automation

  • All the BDD automation tools follow the gherkins format.
  • The most demanding BDD automation tools are Cucumber and Specflow.
  • Cucumber for java.
  • Sepcflow for C#.