Cucumber: Implementing BDD with Java Training Course

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7 hours (usually 1 day including breaks)


  • Java programming experience
  • Experience with software automation testing


Cucumber is an open-source, BDD framework for writing tests in a natural language style.  BDD, or Behavior Driven Development, is an agile software development technique that encourages collaboration among developers, QA and non-technical business people in a software project.

This training begins with a discussion of BDD and how Cucumber is used to carry out BDD testing for web applications. Participants are given ample opportunity to interact with the instructor and peers while implementing the concepts and tactics learned in this hands-on, practice-based lab environment.

By the end of this training, participants will have a firm understanding of BDD and Cucumber, as well as the necessary practice and toolset to write their own test cases for real-world software test scenarios.


  • Testers and Developers

Format of the course

  • Heavy emphasis on hands-on practice. Most of the concepts are learned through samples, exercises and hands-on development.


  • This training uses Eclipse and Selenium. If you wish to use a different IDE or test automation framework, please contact us to arrange.
  • If your team is moving from manual testing to automation testing for the first time, please contact us to arrange extending the training to include additional coverage of automation testing.

Course Outline


Installing and configuring Cucumber

Business Driven Development (BDD) and Acceptance test–driven development (ATDD)

Involving the business analysts in your organization

Defining your project requirements

Setting up the testing ecosystem

  • IDEs, testing frameworks and build libraries

Setting up a web application testing system

Gherkin: writing your stories in a user-friendly language

Writing features

Writing scenarios

Writing step definitions in Java

Organizing features and scenarios with tagging

Working with hooks

Working with databases

Refactoring Cucumber

Using Cucumber with Selenium

Generating reports

Emerging trends




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