About the Book
This is a practical, technical book, written specifically for developers and technical testers. The book starts by explaining the reasons that BDD exists in the first place and describes techniques for getting the most out of collaboration between technical and non-technical team members. It then goes on to illustrate the entire development process with reference to a working application - WIMP (Where Is My Pizza?).
Further chapters cover the details of how SpecFlow can be used to automate the testing of various types of software, including web UIs, asynchronous processes, databases, services etc. Finally, we look at how to maintain your executable specification/living documentation as they grow to enterprise scale, by exploring common refactoring patterns and giving actionable advice on how to structure your feature files.
Each piece of advice is illustrated by using WIMP as both the context and the solution, allowing the reader to see not only what is being advised, but also understand why it really is good advice.
About the Authors
Gáspár Nagy is the creator and main contributor of SpecFlow, the most widely used ATDD/BDD framework for .NET.
Gáspár is an independent coach, trainer and test automation expert focusing on helping teams implementing BDD and SpecFlow through his company, called Spec Solutions. He has more than 15 years of experience in enterprise software development as he worked as an architect and agile developer coach.
He shares useful BDD and test automation related tips on his blog (http://gasparnagy.com) and on Twitter (@gasparnagy). He edits a monthly newsletter (http://bddaddict.com) about interesting articles, videos and news related to BDD, SpecFlow and Cucumber.
Consultant, coach, designer, analyst and developer for over 30 years.
Seb has been involved in the full development lifecycle with experience that ranges from Architecture to Support, from BASIC to Ruby. He’s a partner in Cucumber Limited, who help teams adopt and refine their agile practices, with a particular focus on collaboration and automated testing.
Regular speaker at conferences and occasional contributor to software journals. Contributing author to “97 Things Every Programmer Should Know” (O’Reilly) and lead author of “The Cucumber for Java Book” (Pragmatic Programmers).
He blogs at cucumber.io and tweets as @sebrose.