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Behavior-Driven Development for the whole software lifecycle
John Ferguson Smart
Foreword by Dan North
  • September 2014
  • ISBN 9781617291654
  • 384 pages
  • printed in black & white

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Delivers a thorough treatment of the current state of BDD tools.

Dan North, Creator of BDD
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BDD in Action teaches you the Behavior-Driven Development model and shows you how to integrate it into your existing development process. First you'll learn how to apply BDD to requirements analysis to define features that focus your development efforts on underlying business goals. Then, you'll discover how to automate acceptance criteria and use tests to guide and report on the development process. Along the way, you'll apply BDD principles at the coding level to write more maintainable and better documented code.

about the technology

You can't write good software if you don't understand what it's supposed to do. Behavior-Driven Development (BDD) encourages teams to use conversation and concrete examples to build up a shared understanding of how an application should work and which features really matter. With an emerging body of best practices and sophisticated new tools that assist in requirement analysis and test automation, BDD has become a hot, mainstream practice.

what's inside

  • BDD theory and practice
  • How BDD will affect your team
  • BDD for acceptance, integration, and unit testing
  • Examples in Java, .NET, JavaScript, and more
  • Reporting and living documentation

about the reader

No prior experience with BDD is required.

about the author

John Ferguson Smart is a specialist in BDD, automated testing, and software lifecycle development optimization.

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Learn BDD from top to bottom.

Dror Helper, CodeValue

The first complete step-by-step guide to BDD.

Marc Bluemner, liquidlabs GmbH

Many useful techniques, tools, and concepts to make you more productive.

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