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The Cucumber Book, 2nd Edition by Steve Tooke, Aslak Hellesoy, Matt Wynne

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Software teams work best when the developers and business stakeholders are communicating clearly with one another. A great way to do that is to collaboratively specify the work that’s about to be done using automated acceptance tests.

When the acceptance tests are written as examples, they stimulate people’s imaginations and help them see other scenarios they hadn’t previously considered.

When the team writes their acceptance tests collaboratively, they can develop their own ubiquitous language for talking about their problem domain. This helps them avoid misunderstandings.

Cucumber was designed specifically to help business stakeholders get involved in writing acceptance tests. ...

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