Agile + DevOps West 2020 Concurrent Session : Cucumber the Misunderstood Fruit


Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

Cucumber the Misunderstood Fruit

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Over the last decade Cucumber has grown in popularity. This growth has gone hand in hand with the adoption of TDD, BDD and ATDD testing techniques. Overall this is a good thing, but there is a downside. Cucumber, the tool, is far too often conflated with the related testing techniques. The result is poorly written code that loose practically all the benefit that these techniques provide. This session will begin by focusing on the TDD, BDD and ATDD testing techniques. What exactly they are and why they are useful. Understand how they can be affectively leveraged with and without tools like Cucumber. Explore the common pitfalls how avoiding them can help you create high quality, maintainable Cucumber tests.


Troy Walsh is the national quality engineering Practice Lead and DevOps lead for Magenic Technologies. He started his career in the DevOps space as a Release developer, creating custom build, deployment and installation solutions. He later transitioned to consulting where he developed a love for test automation. Troy is a frequent blogger, speaker (Agile DevOps West, STPCon, OnlineTestConf, Twin Cities Test Automation Group, SauceCon, The Executive Leadership Institute and more) and open source contributor (SeleniumAxeDotnet, MAQS, appium-dotnet-driver and more) with a passion for test automation and DevOps.