Driving Design Through Examples

A nice talk from Ciaran McNulty regarding how to use examples to describe functionality. Ciaran starts introducing the concept of Behavior Driven Development, he points out the Gherkin format used to describe scenarios.

Ciaran mentions who should be part of the definition of the scenarios as well as when they should be listed.

On the second part Ciaran gives an overview of Domain Driven Design (DDD) and how it helps the communication between all members of the team.

Ciaran points out the tool Behat as a framework for checking if the described behavior works.

Ciaran gives some tips of how to actively enhance the examples.

Ciaran gives some examples of how to map Gherkin scenarios to PHP code using Behat. At this moment Ciaran implements the PHP code using TDD.


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