BDD Addict Newsletter May 2018

The monthly dose for BDD addicts… In May stories by Marko Anastasov, Dave Farley, Andrew Knight, John Ferguson Smart & Joe Wright …

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Dear BDD Addicts,

May was pretty busy for me. There happened many things to me (I did courses, coaching, conference talks, worked on the structure of the Formulation book with Seb Rose), so it is not that easy to find a main theme. But maybe there was something: defining a ubiquitous language. I stumbled across this topic at many places. We use a natural language to describe the requirements. And there are misunderstandings as we know. But the concept that is probably the hardest to understand is that we do not need to define a global meaning of the things we say, but one that helps us in our specific project context (this is what domain driven design calls the bounded context). And on the other way around, we cannot use all the definitions we have learned in other contexts blindly, but carefully listen to the business.

Do you have a good story for that? Write a blog post and share the link with me (, so that I can share it with others. Because we also need to listen to other practitioners to improve ourselves.

Here are some of those practitioners I was listening to this month…

Source: wikipedia

[BDD] Executable specifications in the responsibility of the delivery team

Automated Acceptance Testing Supports Continuous Delivery(Dave Farley, @davefarley77)

[Test Automation] BDD for cleaner tests

Why choose BDD over other test frameworks? (Andrew Knight, @AutomationPanda)

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Potsdam, 11–16 November, 2018

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[BDD] Tool-driven teams

Making BDD more than tooling (Joe Wright, @joe_jag)

[Learn:Cucumber/Rails] BDD patterns for Rails apps

How to build rock-solid Ruby on Rails apps with BDD (Marko Anastasov, @markoa)

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19–21 September, 2018, London (UK)

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EARLY BIRD tickets are available until 10h AUGUST: 450 GBP + VAT/ 1.050 GBP + VAT

[BDD] All those lengthy given steps…

How not to prepare test data in JBehave and Cucumber (John Ferguson Smart, @wakaleo)

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Gaspar Nagy is the creator of SpecFlow, developer of SpecSync, working as a trainer & coach. Check out his public SpecFlow, BDD Vitals or Cucumber.js courses or request an in-house private course for your team. He is a bdd addict and as such he’s editing a monthly newsletterabout interesting articles, videos and news related to BDD, SpecFlow and Cucumber.

Originally published at on June 6, 2018.