BDD in Action, Second Edition

  • 13h 20m 6s
  • Jan Molak, John Ferguson Smart
  • Manning Publications
  • 2024

Deliver software that does what it’s supposed to do! Behavior-Driven Development guides your software projects to success with collaboration, communication techniques, and concrete requirements you can turn into automated tests.

In BDD in Action, Second Edition you’ll learn how to:

  • Implement and improve BDD practices
  • Prioritize features from business goals
  • Facilitate an example mapping session
  • Write automated acceptance tests
  • Scale up your automated acceptance tests
  • Deliver accurate reporting and documentation

Around half of all software projects fail to deliver on requirements. Behavior-Driven Development (BDD) helps make sure that yours isn’t one of them. Behavior-Driven Development in Action, Second Edition teaches you how to ensure that everyone involved in a software project—from developers to non-technical stakeholders—are in agreement on goals and objectives. It lays out the communication skills, collaborative practices, and useful automation tools that will let you seamlessly succeed with BDD. Now in its second edition, this revised bestseller has been extensively updated with new techniques for incorporating BDD into large-scale and enterprise development practices such as Agile and DevOps.

About the technology

Behavior-Driven Development is a collaborative software design technique that organizes examples of an application’s desired behavior into a concrete, testable specification. Because the BDD process gathers input from all areas of an organization, it maximizes the likelihood your software will satisfy both end users and business stakeholders. The established collaboration practices and automation strategies in this book will help you maximize the benefits of BDD for your dev team and your business clients.

About the book

In BDD in Action, Second Edition, you’ll learn to seamlessly integrate BDD into your existing development process. This thoroughly revised new edition now shows how to integrate BDD with DevOps and large-scale Agile systems. Practical examples introduce cross-functional team communication skills, leading a successful requirements analysis, and how to set up automated acceptance criteria.

About the Author

John Ferguson Smart is the creator of the Serenity BDD framework and founder of the Serenity Dojo training school. Jan Molak is the author of the Serenity/JS testing framework, Jenkins Build Monitor, and other CD and testing tools.

In this Audiobook

  • Chapter 1 - Building software that makes a difference
  • Chapter 2 - Introducing Behavior-Driven Development
  • Chapter 3 - BDD: The whirlwind tour
  • Chapter 4 - Speculate: From business goals to prioritized features
  • Chapter 5 - Describing and prioritizing features
  • Chapter 6 - Illustrating features with examples
  • Chapter 7 - From examples to executable specifications
  • Chapter 8 - From executable specifications to automated acceptance tests
  • Chapter 9 - Writing solid automated acceptance tests
  • Chapter 10 - Automating acceptance criteria for the UI layer
  • Chapter 11 - Test automation design patterns for the UI layer
  • Chapter 12 - Scalable test automation with the Screenplay Pattern
  • Chapter 13 - BDD and executable specifications for microservices and APIs
  • Chapter 14 - Executable specifications for existing systems with Serenity/JS
  • Chapter 15 - Portable test automation with Serenity/JS
  • Chapter 16 - Living documentation and release evidence


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