Cucumber: Implementing Behavior Driven Development (BDD) with Cucumber Training Course

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14 hours (usually 2 days including breaks)


  • A general understanding of programming.
  • Some familiarity with the command-line.


  • Testers and Developers


Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD) is an Agile methodolgy aimed at improving the communication and collaboration among Software Developers, Quality Assurance / Testers, Business Analysts, and other parties involved in a project. Cucumber is an open-source "story-based" framework written in Ruby. It enables Behavior Driven Development (BDD) by allowing for the creation of tests that are understandable by technical as well as non-technical people such as business stakeholders. 

This instructor-led, live training walks participants through real-life cases for Behavior Driven Development (BDD) and demonstrates hands-on how to implement Cucumber in various test scenarios.

Format of the Course

  • The course includes a discussion of Behavior Driven Development (BDD) and how Cucumber can be used to carry out BDD testing in various contexts such as web application testing. Participants will be walked through the writing of their own user stories, test cases and executable test code.

Course Outline


Installing and Configuring Cucumber

Business Driven Development (BDD) and Acceptance Test–Driven Development (ATDD)

Involving the Business Analysts in Your Organization

Defining Your Project Requirements

The Testing Ecosystem (IDEs, Programming Languages, Testing Frameworks and Build Libraries)

Setting up a Web Application Testing System

Gherkin: Writing Your Stories in a User-Friendly Language

Writing Features

Writing Scenarios

Writing Step Definitions

Organizing Features and Scenarios with Tagging

Working with Hooks

Working with Databases

An Overview of the Ruby Ecosystem

Web-Based Test Automation with Capybara

Refactoring Cucumber

Using Cucumber with Selenium

Generating Reports

Emerging Trends

Summary and Conclusion



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