SpecFlow Acquired by Tricentis

Tricentis has acquired SpecFlow, the dominant Behavior-Driven Development (BDD) tool for .NET software developers. SpecFlow pragmatic approach to specification-by-example has helped software development teams improve collaboration with business stakeholders to build and deliver higher quality software with Agile testing.

SpecFlow will remain a free, open source offering for the software development and testing communities. SpecFlow+, SpecFlow’s commercial offering, and SpecMap, an Azure DevOps extension for user story mapping, will now be offered for free to meet the needs of scaling BDD across the enterprise – all backed by Tricentis. SpecFlow was developed by TechTalk as the open source port of Cucumber for .NET in 2009. Since then, SpecFlow has gathered a large open source community with more than 9.6 million downloads and a user base that continues to grow at more than 3,000 downloads per day.

SpecFlow provides a way to define, manage and automatically execute human-readable acceptance tests in .NET projects. By using human-readable syntax, known as Gherkin (“Given-When-Then”), SpecFlow helps software delivery teams to create a common business understanding of how their systems should behave. Its integration with popular developer tools like Selenium and Microsoft Visual Studio have made SpecFlow the BDD standard to bridge the communication gap between developers, testers and business users. “I’m extremely proud of the community that SpecFlow has fostered over the years,” said Christian Hassa, Owner and Managing Partner at TechTalk. “TechTalk is happy to have found a partner in Tricentis who is committed to the BDD community and to significantly expand on our vision for SpecFlow while keeping it independent.”

About SpecFlow

SpecFlow is the an open-source Behavior-Driven Development framework for .NET. SpecFlow facilitates collaboration between teams in small and large enterprises, allows you to automate tests written in human-readable language, and helps stakeholders build up a shared understanding of software systems. To learn more about SpecFlow, visit https://specflow.org.

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