The Use of BDD In Software Testing

Posted By : Harshita Tiwari | 19-Apr-2021

Use of BDD In Software Testing


BDD stands for behavior-driven development and it is also called Acceptance.


Test-Driven Development

Before coming to BDD, let’s understand what TDD is.


TDD is test-driven development and it is basically used to develop simple, clean & meaningful code. It is an iterative development process and in this approach developers write the test (Test is nothing but it is an actual requirement of the software) before writing the actual code of the production so that it is also called Test first development. BDD comes under the TDD approach.


TDD Is Done In Two Levels:

  1. Acceptance TDD: In this approach, we cover all the requirements of the software that satisfies the actual behavior of the system. After that write down the code for the actual product & functionality to achieve the acceptance testing.
  2. Other is Developer TDD itself.


Pros of Using BDD


  1. Dynamic Documentation: After failing the created test because of an incorrect specification you have an option to update the requirement specification so that the document will be up to date.


  1. Lower at Cost: Using this approach of development you improve the quality of code that maintains the project risk and also maintains the cost of the software/application.


  1. Test Reuse: Once you successfully set up one project test that you have written earlier so that you can reuse that piece of code for the different scenarios.


  1. Tester’s Involvement: The involvement of the tester in this approach starts far earlier that includes the analysis of the requirement & specifications. Testers use this approach to make sure that the development process should start in a correct manner.


  1. Team Collaboration: This approach needed a high level of collaboration and required good communication between the team members.





Cons of Using BDD



  1. Time Overhead: For the small budget project it is not worthwhile to use this approach because it needs much time to set up the test environment.


  1. Transmission:  It is very important to understand the whole purpose of the project specification for those who are writing the project/software required features and those who are writing the automated test for the same.



In the conclusion of this approach, we use this approach so that we will be getting a good quality of code at the end of this process that increases the product/software cost and good customer feedback.


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