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Automating Tests with Cucumber

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Built-in quality allows quicker delivery of business value. One of the key practices in realizing built-in quality is Acceptance Test-Driven Development (ATDD) / Behavior Driven Development (BDD). The triad (customer, tester, and developer) creates acceptance tests to provide a joint understanding of the requirements.  Gherkin syntax using a Given-When-Then format is a common way of expressing these acceptance tests.    

Automating the tests expressed in Gherkin using Cucumber gives rapid verification that the system is delivering business value. Through examples and exercises, this course shows the developer how to write the code necessary to connect tests with Cucumber to Java production code. It demonstrates ways to reduce test redundancy with scenario outlines and tables. It presents examples on setting up test doubles (mocks) to speed up testing.  

To connect tests to production code using step-definitions
Find how to reuse scenarios with scenario outlines
Avoid redundancy in tests by using tables
Discover different ways to organize tests
Automate a set of tests for a story
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Jan 8, 2018    10:30am – 5:30pm Live Online Register
Feb 5, 2018    10:30am – 5:30pm Dallas , Texas

Microtek Dallas
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Dallas, TX 75240
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Mar 5, 2018    10:30am – 5:30pm Live Online Register
Apr 4, 2018    10:30am – 5:30pm Washington , District of Columbia

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Jun 4, 2018    10:30am – 5:30pm Phoenix , Arizona

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Aug 1, 2018    10:30am – 5:30pm Columbia , Maryland

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Oct 1, 2018    10:30am – 5:30pm New York , New York

Microtek New York City
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New York, NY 10038
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Nov 5, 2018    10:30am – 5:30pm Live Online Register
Dec 3, 2018    10:30am – 5:30pm San Diego , California

San Diego Training and Conference Center
350 Tenth Avenue
Suite 950
San Diego, CA 92101
United States

Course Outline
  • Introduction
    • Flow and business rule tests
  • Feature files
    • Scenarios
  • Step definitions
    • Asserts
    • Regular expressions
    • Exercise
  • Scenario outlines with exercise
  • Tables with exercise
  • Background with exercise
  • Additional Cucumber syntax and features
    • Tags
    • Before and After
  • Some proven practices
  • Alternative ways to organize tests
  • Ways to create test doubles / mocks with exercise​


In-Class Exersices:

  • Step definition exercise shows basic connection to Java code
  • Scenario outline exercise demonstrates how to use an example table to re-use the same scenario for different values
  • Table exercise demonstrates how to use tables in tests to clarify domain terms
  • Background exercise displays use of common setup
  • Test double exercise presents how to setup and use test doubles
Who should attend

Developers who automate tests along with the following professions would find this course beneficial:

  • Software Developers
  • Software Programmers
  • Quality Assurance Professionals
  • Software Testers
  • Product Owners
  • Business Analysts
  • Project Managers
  • IT Managers
  • Software Engineers

Prior experience with Java, and knowledge of test automation are necessary in order to find this course beneficial.

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