Behaviour Driven Development (BDD) Methodology

BDD is the acronym for Behavior Driven Development, which refers to software development procedure that emerged by TDD. This type of development combines various general principles and techniques of test driven approach of development with innovative ideas from countless domain driven designs and object-oriented designs as well as analysis.

Behaviour Driven Development

Steps Involved in BDD

Behavior Driven Development performs its functions based on following steps:-

  • Issue Tracker

    Main role of the issue tracker is to identify issues/problems that occur during the web or app development process.

  • Failing Scenario

    In this step, developers and testers identify failing scenario in the developed product to take further essential steps for eradication of bugs.

  • Coding Phase

    Coding phase involves writing and update of new functional code to allow it for passing new tests.

  • Passing Scenario

    INow, you have to identify the passing scenario of the written functional code and make sure it is free from bug.

  • Refactor

    Last step involves refactor of the code to avoid duplication in the final code or design.

Behaviour Driven Development
Importance/Advantages of BDD

Until now, BDD has offered countless significant benefits to organizations, which are as follows:

  • Buy-in and Better Commitment

    BDD has always laid its huge emphases on value of business. In addition, Behavior Driven Development helps many development teams to embrace their necessary priorities set in their own business. Best thing about the innovative solution is that it helps in understanding the actual thinking process in much better manner.

  • Right Focus is Possible

    Secondly, when any member move out of the city for some duration, then also carrying a paper based plan is not a comfortable option. Instead, having an updated plan to phone makes the workout more streamlined.

  • Long Shelf Life

    Behavior has relatively long shelf life as compared to documentation related to the process of implementation.

Implementation of BDD in Software Development:

Now, let us look over key areas, where professionals have implemented BDD for software development.

  • Ubiquitous Domain Language

    BDD has become a ubiquitous type of domain language. This type of language is not only easily understandable among domain experts, but also for every member belonging to the development team. Based on this, BDD helps in avoiding the complexity associated with software development to a huge extent.

  • Evolutionary Design

    At Cryptex BDD is implemented in software development at the initial crux only to embrace the fact associated with evolving product understanding and thereby, help in evolving of the system’s design to keep it in perfect pace with changing requirements.