One of the complaints against traditional playback-type automated testing is that it is inflexible and that the automated test cases are not easily extended. In answer, the Data-Driven Testing (DDT) methodology was born.
Basically, to perform any testing actions, testers simply drag and drop the keyword that corresponds to the desired operation or they can just record their actions and the keyword-driven test is built for them.
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BDD promises to address the need for automation that agile development shops have, through free and open source frameworks like RSPEC, Cucumber, and Specflow—with the advantage of looking more like English in gherkin.
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When creating a function, first define some examples of expected results for given specific input. Once the function is created, check the function against the expected results. TDD is a completely different mindset.
A unit test is a way of testing a unit—the smallest piece of code that can be logically isolated in a system. That is often a function, a subroutine, a method or property. The “isolated” part of the definition is key.
This tool set made automation of tests in a browser easier to create and a lot more useful. These changes and developments in Selenium also had the side effect of creating a community of open source and commercial tools.
'Selenium' can mean many things: from the server, to the FireFox plugin, to the latest version of the WebDriver framework. Selenium is an open source set of tools designed to help you with test automation.