We’re writing a book! But it isn’t finished yet. In the meantime, here’s a sample of the kind of information that we’re likely to include in it. Please let me know if there’s anything else you’d like to see explained.
* denotes relevant external links, not necessarily by me
Starting the Journey
These links provide an overview of BDD and its history, from Dan North’s initial inception to the use of scenario-based frameworks that predominates today. While reading these, spot the places where we mention conversation, questioning and feedback. These are at the heart of BDD. The language we use – examples, scenarios, Given, When, Then – is also relevant.
Dan North, “Introduction to BDD”*
Wikipedia, “Behavior Driven Development”*
2 minute video: What is BDD?*
Liz’s BDD Tutorial: annotated slides*
Conversational Patterns in BDD
It’s about the examples you can’t find, not the ones you can
ATDD vs. BDD and a potted history of some related stuff
Converting from ATDD / TDD
Want to know how to move from a TDD or ATDD mindset to a BDD one? These links focus on the differences between the methodologies. If you’re already doing TDD or ATDD very well, you may find some hints for sharpening your practices here.
Feature Injection: From Vision to Scenario
Chris Matts, an analyst involved in the initial BDD inception, takes some of the patterns in BDD into the analysis space. These practices can really help in phrasing scenarios effectively and focusing on business-valuable differentiators.
Theory and Philosophy
BDD is based on the wider philosophies of Real Options and Deliberate Discovery. These links introduce those wider concepts.
Sometimes we like to play and experiment with the concepts of BDD. I thought these popular nuggets were worth including.
What’s missing? Is there something that you feel explains a concept better than these links? Please let me know by email – liz at lunivore.com – or in the comments below!