DESCRIPTION Behavior-Driven Development starts with a simple idea: developers can't write good software if they don't understand what it's supposed to do. BDD is a development process that helps users design better code by writing tests that describe the behavior of an application and its underlying requirements. Done well, it helps deliver higher quality software that creates business genuine value. BDD in Action teaches the Behavior-Driven Development model and shows how to integrate it into existing development process. First it shows how to apply BDD to requirements analysis to define features that focus development efforts on underlying business goals. Then, it reveals how to automate acceptance criteria and use tests to guide and report on the development process. Along the way, readers will apply BDD principles at the coding level to write more maintainable and better documented code. RETAIL SELLING POINTS A complete guide to modern BDD practices Behavior-Driven Development for the whole software lifecycle Real-World tips on introducing BDD into an organization AUDIENCE No prior experience with BDD is required. Although the principles in this book apply to any language and toolset, the examples are based in Java and use readily-available BDD tools. ABOUT THE TECHNOLOGY BDD is becoming increasingly popular. In addition to small, agile shops, many large clients (banks etc) are introducing BDD practices. And many languages and frameworks such as Groovy, Grails, Scala, and AngularJS use BDD as their principle testing philosophy.