Automation insights and productivity tips from LEAPWORK.
Behavior-Driven Development (BDD) was carefully developed to support agile development in the software industry. This is because agile cannot be fully deployed if the testing process still follows a traditional methodology.
Faced with frequent product releases and system upgrades, there is increasing pressure on the resources used in software testing. One small change or upgrade can affect the whole software within seconds meaning that, if the functionality is not being continuously tested as per design, a single bug could have a tremendous effect on user experience.
Behavior Driven Development (BDD) is no new concept in the software development industry. Still, many companies don’t fully understand the benefits of this framework in the development process. In a world where traditional development methodologies have excluded team members in silos, BDD serves as a collaborative force that fosters agile development.
In order to improve testing processes and transform them into an efficient and cost-effective part of software development, companies are introducing concepts such as agile, DevOps, or BDD in their teams. The rising adoption of these frameworks is slowly shrinking the gap between IT and business, allowing for more collaboration and continuous delivery. In order to facilitate this collaboration, automation has been brought into play.
In a traditional software development process, developers write programs and build features, and testers then test the written pieces of software. However, businesses are now operating at a faster pace and, therefore, software development needs to keep up with business demands.
There are several methodologies available for implementation in software testing. However, not all require the same effort to create and maintain these tests. If you need to run the same tests, but with different parameter values, then you can easily do this through Data-driven testing (DDT).
Software is continuously evolving through changes, updates, and bug fixes. However, even the smallest of the changes can have a domino effect in an application’s source code.