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Wednesday, June 15 • 13:30 - 14:30
From TDD to BDD and back; your guide on building a complete test automation stack (Part I)

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Building great software requires a thorough understanding of the real needs of our customer. Techniques such as ATDD, BDD and Specification by Example help us understand the requirements by describing how the software has to behave in a language understood by all stakeholders. These specifications are made executable; creating automated acceptance tests. This suite of executable specifications forms the living documentation of the software system as it is guaranteed to be up to date. 

There are several tools available that can help you with this. Well known examples are: Cucumber, JBehave, Spock, REST-Assured... Finding out how to apply those tools is essential to success. In this Hands-on lab you'll learn how to complete your test automation stack from unit level to executable specifications.

After a brief introduction of the available tools, you will make specifications executable with a selection of these tools. This will give you the opportunity to compare them, check out their strengths and weaknesses, see what they have in common and most of all: see how they can help you to create better software, and can form the missing piece in the automation puzzle.


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Mieke Kemme

UC Leuven-Limburg
Mieke Kemme started of as a software tester in Cegeka, an ICT company. Even when she worked as software configuration manager, Java EE Developer or project manager, software testing remained an important part of the job.   Currently she is a lecturer in Applied Computer Science... Read More →
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Elke Steegmans

Professor - Lecturer, UC Leuven-Limburg
Elke Steegmans is a lecturer in Applied Computer Science at the UCLL where she teaches software- and web development and does research on software testing. She received her PhD in Computer Science from the Catholic University Of Leuven.  She is a passionate teacher and as a member... Read More →

Wednesday June 15, 2016 13:30 - 14:30 CEST
Place St. Catherine