The Cucumber for Java Book: Behaviour-Driven Development for Testers and Developers

The Cucumber for Java Book: Behaviour-Driven Development for Testers and Developers

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The Cucumber for Java Book: Behaviour-Driven Development for Testers and Developers by Seb Rose, Matt Wynne, Aslak Hellesoy

Teams working on the JVM can now say goodbye forever to misunderstood requirements, tedious manual acceptance tests, and out-of-date documentation. Cucumber - the popular, open-source tool that helps teams communicate more effectively with their customers - now has a Java version, and our bestselling Cucumber Book has been updated to match. The Cucumber for Java Book has the same great advice about how to deliver rock-solid applications collaboratively, but with all code completely rewritten in Java. New chapters cover features unique to the Java version of Cucumber, and reflect insights from the Cucumber team since the original book was published.

Until now it's been difficult for teams developing Java applications to learn how to benefit from Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD). This book changes all that by describing in detail how to use Cucumber to harness the power of plain language specifications in your development process.

In part 1, you'll discover how to use Cucumber's Gherkin DSL to describe the behavior your customers want from the system. You'll also learn how to write Java code that interprets those plain language specifications and checks them against your application. Part 2 guides you through a worked example, using Spring, MySQL, and Jetty. Enhanced chapters teach you how to use Selenium to drive your application and handle asynchronous Ajax calls, and new chapters cover Dependency Injection (DI) and advanced techniques to help keep your test suites fast. Part 3 shows you how to integrate Cucumber with your Continuous Integration (CI) system, work with a REST web service, and even use BDD with legacy applications.

Written by the creator of Cucumber and two of its most experienced users and contributors, The Cucumber for Java Book is an authoritative guide that will give you and your team all the knowledge you need to start using Cucumber with confidence.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781941222294
Publisher: Pragmatic Programmers, LLC, The
Publication date: 03/10/2015
Pages: 340
Sales rank: 797,549
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Seb Rose works as an independent consultant, helping teams adopt and refine their agile practice. He works with Kickstart Academy and is a core developer on the Cucumber-JVM project. Seb tweets as @sebrose and blogs at "claysnow":http://claysnow.co.uk

Matt Wynne is a leading BDD practitioner, a member of the Cucumber core team, and a programmer, coach, trainer, and popular international speaker. Alongside Aslak Hellesøy and Julien Biezemans, Matt is co-founder of Cucumber Ltd., the company behind Cucumber. Matt tweets from @mattwynne and @cucumberbdd.

Aslak Hellesoy is the creator of Cucumber. During his career Aslak has worked with both small and large organizations in industries such as telecom, trading, insurance, car manufacturing, education, and government. Aslak is co-founder of Cucumber Ltd, the company behind Cucumber. He tweets from @aslak_hellesoy and @cucumberbdd.

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drgray71 More than 1 year ago
This is a very well written book, starting with simple concepts and then progressively building up into fairly complex and comprehensive capabilities. It is obvious that the authors have an in depth and wide ranging knowledge in a variety of frameworks, technologies, and tools in the enterprise java ecosystem. There is a lot that you can learn and apply from this book. A word of caution, you will likely run into issues some of the code samples, e.g. the selenium based scenarios since it is unlikely that you will have the older versions of Firefox used in the examples. Such errors can be worked around though after some tinkering.