Behavior Driven Development
I love BDD, even if you call it Specification by Example or Acceptance Test Driven Development (ATDD). I think this is one of the most powerful tools Business Analysts can put in their tool belt. I am getting more questions asking for more information about how BAs can use BDD, so I am putting up this page to some of the best links on the topic.
For the unitiated, here’s an early description from Dan North.
Behaviour-driven Develeopment is about implementing an application by describing its behavior from the perspective of its stakeholders.
This first set targets the very basics of using Given-When-Then, but does not cover much BDD.
This set introduces the what and why of BDD and is a great supplement for the practical set above.
When you are ready to dig a bit deeper into the topic, here are some great resources:
Do you have some questions about how BDD intersects with TDD and different tools?
Did you know BDD is surrounded by a number of great concepts that reinforce and enhance BDD? It’s true! Check this out:
Do you learn better by watching videos?These videos have some great information.
- Dan North, “How to Sell BDD to the Business”
- Gojko Adzic, “Challenge Requirements”
- Liz Keogh, “Fractal BDD”
- Gojko Adzic, “Visualising Quality”
- Chris Matts, “Driving Requirements from Business Value”
- Matt Wynne, “BDD as it’s Meant to be Done”
Follow the deep thinkers in BDD:
- All about #BDD, a Paper.li summary of related twitter links
- @gojkoadzic Gojko Adzic
- @lunivore Liz Keogh
- @PapaChrisMatts Chris Matts
- @tastapod Dan North
Do you have a question?
Is your favorite article, video, or blog post missing from this list? If so, then shoot me a note with your favorite BDD related link.
Last Update: May 27, 2014