Master behaviour driven development using Cucumber in an Instant with Packt's new eBook

June 2013 | Open Source, Web Development

Packt is pleased to announce the release of "Instant Cucumber BDD How-to", which will help readers to master behaviour-driven software development with Cucumber. This book is a practical and intuitive Instant How-to guide, guaranteed to improve understanding and efficiency.

About the Author:

Wayne Ye is a software developer, tech lead, and also a geek, and he has immersed himself in software development for nearly 8 years, with an emphasis in C#/ASP.NET, Ruby on Rails, HTML5, JavaScript/jQuery, and nodejs. His expertise lies in GOF Design Patterns, S.O.L.i.D principle, MVC/MVVM, SOA, REST, and AOP; he strongly believes in and uses Agile, Scrum, and TDD/BDD, and he hacks with Vim daily. He is a CodeProject MVP (2012) and a certificated PMP.

Cucumber is a tool that executes plain-text functional descriptions as automated tests. The language that Cucumber understands is called Gherkin. While Cucumber can be thought of as a “testing” tool, the intent of the tool is to support BDD. This means that the “tests” (plain text feature descriptions with scenarios) are typically written before anything else and verified by business analysts, domain experts, and non-technical stakeholders.

Instant Cucumber BDD How-to covers the basics of Cucumber in a Behaviour Driven Development (BDD) style and explains the essence of Cucumber. The book describes how to write Cucumber features to drive development in a real project, and is packed with pro tips for writing good Cucumber features and steps. Readers will understand Cucumber's central role in a development approach called Behaviour Driven Development (BDD) and be introduced to some famous third-party libraries used in line with Cucumber.

The book covers the following areas:

• Understand essential concepts of TDD and BDD

• Write basic Cucumber steps and get it running

• Learn basic knowledge of writing Cucumber tests

• Create behavior-driven real projects using Cucumber

• Use Pro tips for writing expressive Gherkin

• Implement guidelines for writing DRY steps

• Explore some popular and useful third-party gems used with Cucumber

Instant Cucumber BDD How-to is full of illustrations and tips with clear step-by-step instructions and practical examples. To find out more about the book, and to check eBook purchasing options, please visit the Packt book-page.


Instant Cucumber BDD How-to
A short and quick guide to mastering behaviour-driven software development with Cucumber

For more information, please visit the book page

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