Who Should Attend?

  • This course is suitable for newcomers to BDD and Cucumber.

A basic understanding of writing Selenium WebDriver Scripts is required. Some programming experience would be advantageous – the course is based on using WebDriver with Java & Junit, but does not teach you Java as you can use a variety of programming languages with WebDriver and Cucumber.

Exam Details

There is no exam as part of this course.


  • Understand the required installs and libraries to use Cucumber
  • Understand how to structure your automated Cucumber project
  • Gain a full understanding of how to write good Gherkin and Step Definitions
  • Understand how re-factor and re-use common methods for Steps

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Please note: this course runs on demand so the price is TBC. It can be arranged to run on-site at your offices as Training for Teams or as a public course if there is sufficient interest.

Please contact us for more details.

Course Content and Agenda

This course covers nine key areas over two days:

  • A background to BDD and its benefits
  • The process of BDD
  • An overview of the tools available and terminology
  • Feature files
  • Introduction to the Gherkin language, basic syntax
  • Using the background fixture
  • Parameters,
  • Doc strings
  • Examples and data tables
  • Using tags to organise execution
  • Commenting
  • Cucumber Eclipse plugin
  • Installing the Cucumber, Gherkin and other libraries
  • Creating a project structure
  • Creating a feature
  • Formatting and execution of feature files
  • Creating our Test Classes
  • Using prototype step definitions
  • Fixing errors for executing feature files
  • Creating step definition Methods
  • Expanding Methods with Parameters
  • Step Definition syntax
  • Using Regular Expressions
  • In-line Step Table Iterating
  • Using multiple annotations for one Method
  • Re-using Methods for more than one Scenario
  • Using Cucumber
  • Creating a Junit Runner Class
  • Using Tags
  • Results & Reporting
  • Using Cucumber & WebDriver under the Page Object Model
  • Using Base Classes & Inheritance
  • Command line execution
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