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Enhance Agile Development with AssertThat BDD Jira Plugin

Most advanced BDD collaboration tool for Jira by

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How it works

BDD Jira Plugin in Action: How AssertThat Works

Native to Jira for Collaboration:

Discover and define your BDD requirements directly within Jira, fostering collaboration among teams.

Screenshot of the Jira BDD plugin UI showing the process of creating Behavior-Driven Development (BDD) test features and scenarios, integrated within Jira for enhanced team collaboration.
Interface of Jira BDD plugin showcasing the advanced Gherkin scenario editor with features like autocomplete, syntax validation, and seamless integration for BDD workflow optimization

Advanced Gherkin Scenario Creation in Jira:

Simplify your BDD workflow with our top-rated Gherkin editor in Jira, featuring autocomplete to effortlessly craft precise scenarios.

CI/CD Integration and Cucumber Compatibility

Automate your BDD process with seamless CI/CD integration and Cucumber support, bringing efficiency to your test execution.​

Jira BDD plugin UI displaying an imported Cucumber test execution report, illustrating the plugin's capability for seamless integration with CI/CD pipelines and Cucumber compatibility, enhancing test execution efficiency
Jira BDD plugin UI illustrating both manual and automated execution of BDD scenarios, highlighting the use of a traceability matrix to provide comprehensive BDD scenario validation and reporting within Jira.

Execute Scenarios and Explore AssertThat Traceability in Jira

Validate your BDD scenarios through execution in Jira, complemented by comprehensive BDD traceability reporting.​

Enterprise Tools for Updating BDD Scenarios

Continuously refine and update your Gherkin BDD scenarios using the Scenario Manager, designed to meet enterprise needs.

Jira BDD plugin UI demonstrating a fast and effective method for simultaneously updating multiple Gherkin BDD scenarios, reflecting the plugin's robust Scenario Manager tailored for enterprise needs.

Integrate Jira with your BDD test automation framework 

AssertThat integration with GitHub Actions
Cucumber Java integration
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Cucumber Azure DevOps integration
Cucumber Bitbucket pipelines integration
Why us

Why Clients Choose Us

Why Clients choose us

Quick setup
Get up and running in minutes and experience how your team can benefit from having Scenarios and User Stories all in Jira.

Full integration with your Test Automation framework through plugins or CLI.

Competitive pricing
30 days free trial, billing with paid-via-Atlassian.

Agile & BDD
View automated and manual test results all in one place. Test reporting tools to analyse and manage failed automated test results for investigation.

Recent Reviews

“We've been using AssertThat BDD & Cucumber for JIRA since the begging of our enterprise project to help facilitate communication between Business Analysts, Product Owners and Testers. It helps us track all test cases down to actual user stories and potential failures. BAs and POs use awesome reporting that AssertThat provides to understand better the product shipment readiness and help testers with priorities. Amazing to see how this add-on continues to evolve over time and how the feedback we provide helps in shaping this wonderful tool!"

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  • What is Behavior-Driven Development (BDD)?
    Behavior-Driven Development (BDD) is an innovative software development approach that focuses on defining the behavior of an application from the perspective of its stakeholders. Central to BDD is the use of a common, ubiquitous language to describe system behavior, fostering collaboration between developers, QA, and non-technical stakeholders. This approach emphasizes continuous example-based communication, with scenarios written in natural language to describe system functionality.
  • How do I see BDD Cucumber test results in Jira?
    To view test results in Jira, firstly link BDD scenarios to a Jira issue which could be a User Story, Task or AssertThat Test Plan. 1. Execute Tests: You can run tests either manually or automatically. For manual testing, execute tests directly on the Jira issues they're linked to. The test results from Automated tests can be viewed by integrating with your test automation framework. 2. Integration for Automated Tests: AssertThat has a number of custom APIs and example projects to cater for most of the common test frameworks including Java and Python. This setup allows automated tests to run and sync their results with the corresponding Jira issues automatically. 3. Viewing Results: Once tests are executed, the results will be accessible within the linked Jira issues and AssertThat reports and Dashboards. For automated tests, results are updated in real-time, providing immediate feedback on the status of each test scenario. This approach improves visibility aiding collaboration and decision-making, allowing teams to address issues quickly and effectively. By following these steps, teams can streamline their testing processes, ensuring that all members have access to up-to-date test results directly within Jira.
  • How can I use BDD in Jira?
    To integrate BDD in Jira effectively: 1. Install a BDD-specific plugin such as AssertThat, designed to integrate seamlessly with Jira for BDD practices. 2. Create or import BDD scenarios directly within Jira. Use AssertThat's import functionality or custom APIs to streamline the import of existing BDD scenarios. Alternatively, create scenarios and link to Jira user stories using AssertThat. 3. Link scenarios to Jira issues, enabling a unified view of user stories, acceptance criteria, and BDD scenarios on a single screen, enhancing team collaboration. 4. Execute scenarios using your chosen method—either manually or through an automation framework, adapting to the needs of your project. 5. Utilize comprehensive reporting to monitor the status of both automated and manual scenarios, providing insights into the overall progress and quality. 6. Iterate and refine your scenarios based on feedback and results, fostering continuous improvement in your development process. This structured approach not only streamlines BDD within Jira but also promotes a culture of collaboration and continuous enhancement.
  • Where can I view available BDD and Cucumber plugins on Atlassian Marketplace?
    You can view all Behaviour driven development plugins on the Atlassian Marketplace, using search terms such as BDD and Cucumber. Note the option to select Cloud Fortified apps with enhanced security and privacy.
  • How does BDD differ from traditional software development methods?
    Behavior-Driven Development differs from traditional software development methods by its strong emphasis on collaboration and communication. Unlike traditional methods, where requirements are often detailed in technical specifications, BDD uses simple, natural language to describe system behavior. This shift fosters better understanding and engagement among all team members, leading to more accurate and user-focused development outcomes. BDD integrates testing into the development process, ensuring continuous feedback and alignment with user needs.
  • What is Cucumber, and how does it relate to BDD?
    Cucumber is a popular tool for implementing Behavior-Driven Development (BDD). It facilitates the writing of software specifications in a natural language, accessible to both technical and non-technical stakeholders. Cucumber interprets these specifications, which are written in Gherkin language, as automated tests. This seamless integration of specification and testing aligns software development with business requirements, ensuring that the final product truly meets user needs and expectations.
  • Can you explain Gherkin language as used in Cucumber?
    Gherkin is a domain-specific language used in Cucumber for writing software specifications. It employs a simple, readable syntax that follows a Given/When/Then format, allowing the description of software behavior in a natural and understandable way. Gherkin’s clear structure helps define clear and concise user stories and acceptance criteria, making it easier for teams to develop software that accurately meets user requirements. This language plays a crucial role in bridging the gap between technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • What are the benefits of using BDD and Cucumber in software development
    Utilizing BDD and Cucumber in software development fosters enhanced communication and collaboration, ensures alignment with business requirements, and facilitates continuous feedback. This approach leads to clearer, more maintainable code, improved test coverage, and a significant reduction in misunderstood requirements, thereby increasing overall efficiency and product quality.
  • How does BDD help in improving communication between technical and non-technical team members?
    BDD bridges the gap between technical and non-technical team members by using natural language for specifications. This common language simplifies complex technical concepts, ensuring clear understanding among all stakeholders. Regular collaboration in defining and reviewing scenarios promotes shared understanding and reduces ambiguities, enhancing project transparency and alignment.
  • What are the best practices for writing effective BDD scenarios?
    Here are the top 5 best practices for writing effective BDD scenarios: 1. Start with the End-User Experience: Focus on how the feature will be used from an end-user perspective. Scenarios should describe user interactions and outcomes, not the technical details of implementation. 2. Use Business Language: Write scenarios in a language that is easily understandable by all stakeholders, using terms familiar within the business domain. Avoid technical jargon to ensure clarity and facilitate collaboration between business and technical team members. 3. Adopt the Given-When-Then Structure: Try Given-When-Then format to structure your scenarios. This helps in creating a clear narrative - Given (context/setup), When (action/event), Then (expected result/outcome). This format is helps in defining behavior in a logical and concise manner. 4. Collaborate and Involve Stakeholders: Engage actively with all stakeholders, including business representatives, developers, and testers, when writing scenarios. Collaboration ensures that scenarios accurately reflect user needs and business goals. 5. Keep Scenarios Focused and Concise: This format is instrumental in defining behaviour in a logical and concise manner.confusion and complexity. Avoid overloading scenarios with too many steps or conditions. If a scenario becomes too complex, consider breaking it into multiple smaller scenarios. For further information review the blog post The Ultimate Guide to BDD with AssertThat's Jira Plugin
  • Can BDD be integrated with other testing frameworks or tools?
    Yes, BDD can be seamlessly integrated with various testing frameworks and tools, enhancing and complementing existing testing practices. It works well alongside unit testing frameworks, continuous integration tools, and automation tools. Integration facilitates a comprehensive testing approach, combining BDD's behavior focus with other testing methodologies.
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