Behavior-Driven Development (BDD) is an Agile approach that mixes requirement gathering, documentation and acceptance testing. The idea is that you start by writing human-readable sentences that describe a feature of your application and how it should work. Then you implement this behavior in software. This description can produce automated tests that will verify that the feature is implemented correctly. On the testing side, BDD tools provide you the features to perform functional or acceptance tests. There are many tools that implement the BDD concept for different languages, including PHP.
Tutorials and resources on how to apply functional testing in software testing
There is a lot of talk in modern software testing teams about experimentation. Classically an experiment is a very structured series of activities designed to find something out. Sounds a lot like software testing and is in direct alignment with the concepts around Test-Driven Development (TDD), Behavior-Driven Development (BDD) and Acceptance Test-Driven Development (ATDD). This video discusses how to design testing experiments that are valuable and provide the right insights to the right people, at the right time.
Even if Windows might be the most used operating system in software development organizations, it doesn’t mean that you cannot use a computer working with Mac OS to perform functional testing. This article provides a list of open source functional testing tools that work on Mac OS.
Functional testing is an important checkpoint before releasing a mobile application. In this article, Dmitriy Radchenko shares a checklist of some of the basic points that will be common among mobile applications when you need to perform functional testing.
With the multiplication of versions, platforms (desktop, mobile, tablets) and operating systems, testing an application that is supposed to run in a browser is not easy. In this article, Alexander Rayskiy proposes an approach to select the set of browsers that will be used during the software testing activities.
Doing software testing in production used to be taboo – a sign that you had a lax attitude to QA. Now it is increasingly accepted that the opposite is true, and that if you only test your system in artificial environments you don’t really know it works. This presentation shows the tools and techniques used to test feature functionality, performance, and failure scenarios in production.
Testing the graphical user interface (GUI) is one of the most important task of the functional testing phase, as its quality will often greatly influence the customer opinion of your application. In this article, Denis Markovtsev discusses the different types of GUI testing and presents the best practices to automate this activity.