Cucumber is an excellent non-technical test automation tool for testing apps

In software development, it starts with people who need a particular application. They describe what they need to the developers, who to then build the application. Then tester will perform test execution on the application to make sure that it works. After that, the developers tell their clients what the application does and describe how to use it. All these steps are improved with Cucumber.

Cucumber is a non-technical automated test tool used for functional / regression testing of applications. It is also a great collaboration tool that helps improve the communication between developers, testers, BA, Product Owner, and project manager.

NOTE:  Gherkin is the language that Cucumber uses to define test cases. It is designed to be non-technical and human readable, and collectively describes use cases relating to a software system. The purpose behind Gherkin’s syntax is to promote Business Driven Development practices across an entire development team, including business analysts and managers.  Read on

Cucumber is quite popular, and it was downloaded a million times in its first 3 years. In the next 3 years after that, there were 5 million additional downloads.

KEY FEATURES

  • Cucumber is a tool that serves 3 functions: it offers documentation, it enables automated tests for applications, and it helps in software development.
  • It enables the software developers to describe how an application should behave, in a plain text language that even non-technical people can understand. This text is in a language that’s business-readable and domain-specific. For a developer, this means you can get down with your business analyst or client to write down features to be included in the application.
  • It can work with Java, Ruby, Flex, .NET, and web applications written in any language. Cucumber has been translated to more than 40 spoken languages.
  • It also supports more concise tests in tables that is like what FIT does.

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