Behavior Driven Development (BDD) is an agile testing practice used in software engineering. In line with agile principles, BDD guides development by defining and possibly automating tests before, or as part of, specified system behavior. BDD tests attempt to describe the behavior of a Story, Feature, or Capability from a user’s perspective. It creates a shared understanding of the requirements, allowing for an increase in flow and a decrease in rework. The collaboration among developers, quality assurance testers, and customer representatives creates an adaptable environment to find and execute solutions.
Behavior driven development is a great practice to implement when automating processes and tasks. BDD ensures that as a system evolves, it continuously meets the specified behavior. It also ensures everyone involved in a project is on the same page, reducing stress and confusion and saving time. With miscommunication reduced, projects will need less reworking, saving your company time and money.