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"Behavior-Driven Development" (BDD) is a well-known and established methodology in software development. BDD focuses on aligning the development process with the business goals and involves collaboration between developers, testers, and domain experts to define and understand the desired behavior of the software.

In BDD, the requirements and features are expressed in a natural language format that is easily understandable by non-technical stakeholders. These requirements are typically written as executable specifications using a tool called "Gherkin," which uses a specific syntax (Given, When, Then) to describe the desired behavior of the software.

The BDD process typically follows these steps:

  1. Discovery and Collaboration: Business stakeholders, developers, and testers collaborate to identify and define the behavior of the software in terms of user stories or scenarios.

  2. Writing Executable Specifications: The identified scenarios are written as executable specifications in Gherkin syntax. These specifications serve as the basis for creating automated tests.

  3. Test Automation: The executable specifications are used to create automated tests that will validate the behavior of the software.

  4. Development: Developers write code to implement the functionality based on the automated tests and the requirements specified in Gherkin.

  5. Testing and Validation: The automated tests are executed regularly to validate that the software meets the specified behavior.

By using BDD, development teams can ensure that the software's features align with the business requirements and that the development process remains focused on delivering value to the end-users and stakeholders.

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