BDD Testing using Cucumber and Selenium Ruby
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.
The perfect introductory course on Behaviour-Driven Development using Selenium WebDriver Ruby for Test Automation. This course covers writing Feature Files in Gherkin, then generating Step Definitions and then writing the code bindings using Selenium WebDriver Ruby. It is a very comprehensive course covering Cucumber as well as Selenium, and it even covers an introduction to API testing using Ruby.
This course uses Cucumber Ruby, WebDriver Ruby, RSpec all in Microsoft Visual Studio Code or RubyMine (your preference).
The course is delivered online. It is live, instructor-led training over 5 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.
Installation of the Cucumber Framework
Installing RubyMine, Ruby, Selenium WebDriver, Cucumber, Capybara, RSpec
Ruby Programming Primer
Variables, Loops, Conditional Statements, Arrays, Hashes, Methods, Classes and Modules
Introduction to WebDriver & Capybara
HTML overview, understand what Selenium WebDriver is and how Locators work. Learn how the Capybara framework sits on top of WebDriver, Capybara’s Locator strategies & DSL
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
Step Definitions & Code Binding
Using prototype step definitions, creating step definition Methods, expanding Methods with Parameters, Step Definition syntax, using Regular Expressions
Tables & Scenario Outlines
In-line Step Table Iterating, Scenario Outline Data Handling
Using Hooks in cucumber-Ruby (Before, After), Cucumber Timeouts
Execution & Reporting
Using Tags to filter Scenarios, Using Cucumber Command Line Interface, Results & Reporting, HTML reports
Integrating HTTParty into the Cucumber framework, practical examples.
VS Code Tips (unless using RubyMine)
Cucumber Icon Packs, setting up GoTo Definitions Shortcut, Debugging scripts