BDD with Cucumber Java
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.
Our Cucumber Java course is the perfect introductory course on Behaviour-Driven Development. This course covers writing Feature Files in Gherkin, then generating Step Definitions and then writing the code bindings using Selenium WebDriver.
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.
This course uses Cucumber JVM, and WebDriver Java all in Eclipse (or IntelliJ if you prefer). The course prerequisite is that you have done some WebDriver or sat on our Selenium WebDriver course.
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
Cucumber Eclipse plugin, Adding the Maven Project dependencies, Creating a project structure, creating a Feature, formatting and execution of Feature Files
Step Definitions & Code Binding
Creating our Test Classes, Using prototype step definitions, fixing errors for executing feature files, creating step definition Methods, expanding Methods with Parameters
Deconstructing Step Definitions and Regular Expressions
Step Definition syntax, using Regular Expressions
Extending the code
Scenario Outline, In-line Step Table Iterating, using multiple annotations for one Method, re-using Methods for more than one Scenario
Running the Cucumber Tests
Using Cucumber, creating a JUnit Runner Class, Using Tags, Command-line execution, Results & Reporting
Integrating Cucumber into the POM
Using Cucumber & WebDriver under the Page Object Model. Using Base Classes & Inheritance, Command line execution