The BDD Books - Discovery
The BDD Books - Discovery
Explore behaviour using examples
About the Book
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Written by the creator of SpecFlow and the author of The Cucumber for Java Book, this book provides inside information on how to get the most out of the discovery phase of Behaviour Driven Development (BDD). This practical guide demonstrates good collaboration techniques, illustrated by concrete examples.
This book is written for everyone involved in the specification and delivery of software (including product owners, business analysts, developers, and testers). The book starts by explaining the reasons BDD exists in the first place and describes techniques for getting the most out of collaboration between business and delivery team members.
This is the first in the BDD Books series that will guide you through the entire development process, including specific technical practices needed to successfully drive development using collaboratively-authored specifications and living documentation.
There is a Slack channel where topics arising from the BDD Books series can be discussed. First you’ll need to join the Cucumber Community Slack workspace (if you haven’t already). Then join the #bdd-books-discussion channel.
- Who this book is for
- Why you should listen to us
- How this book series is organised
- What is not in this book
- Online resources
Chapter 1 – What is BDD?
- 1.1 – The missing link
- 1.2 – How does BDD work?
- 1.3 – What about testing?
- 1.4 – A language that is understood by everyone
- 1.5 – Living documentation
- 1.6 – What is BDD, then?
- 1.7 – What we just learned
Chapter 2 – Structured conversation
- 2.1 – Where is my pizza?
- 2.2 – A useful meeting
- 2.3 – Collecting examples
- 2.4 – Deliberate discovery
- 2.5 – Example Mapping in a nutshell
- 2.6 – How to establish structured conversations
- 2.7 – What we just learned
Chapter 3 – What is an example?
- 3.1 – How hard is concrete?
- 3.2 – Is all that concrete essential?
- 3.3 – How many examples do we need?
- 3.4 – Why stop now?
- 3.5 – Rules vs. examples
- 3.6 – My example illustrates multiple rules!
- 3.7 – The bigger picture
- 3.8 – What we just learned
Chapter 4 – Who does what and when
- 4.1 – The BDD approach
- 4.2 – BDD in Scrum
- 4.3 – BDD in Lean/Kanban
- 4.4 – BDD in Distributed Teams
- 4.5 – BDD in fixed scope projects
- 4.6 – BDD in regulated environments
- 4.7 – What we just learned
Chapter 5 – How to get business involved
- 5.1 – Learn from you peers
- 5.2 – The one where the business is not involved
- 5.3 – BDD is for solving problems
- 5.4 – What we just learned
- Where are we now?
- What’s more is there?
- How else we can help
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