Cucumber is a popular testing tool, which is supporting Behavior Driven Developments. Testers who are working in an agile environment will be able to use Cucumber and proceed with writing tests, which any person can easily understand. Even a person who doesn’t come from a technical background will be able to understand the test cases that are written with Cucumber.

The users of Cucumber would usually be product owners and business analysts. In an agile environment, they will have to work closely along with the testers. If those stakeholders can understand test cases, it would be possible for them to support the testers with their testing. On the other hand, it would be possible to streamline the acceptance testing as well. That’s because the customers will be in a position to understand test cases and work on acceptance testing. The product owners will be able to review and sign off test cases as well. This can be done even before the developers start writing their codes. The Cucumber framework is using Ruby as the programming language.

It is possible to use Cucumber for test automation as well. Even if testing complex scenarios, Cucumber will help to break down into simple components and proceed with testing. On the other hand, it is possible to take numerous additional features into consideration and proceed with testing. This would eventually contribute towards enhancing overall quality of the testing work completed by the testers.

The standard practice in an agile environment is where the developers would develop their features and proceed with writing the test code at a later stage. However, this process will ensure that the test cases are written upfront. This would help the agile team to find solutions to numerous complex situations, and increase the overall effectiveness of testing.

— Slimane Zouggari