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Writing Great Specifications: Using Specification by Example and Gherkin by Kamil Nicieja

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Chapter 1. Introduction to specification by example and Gherkin

This chapter covers

  • Examining why teams need specifications
  • Recognizing common specification pitfalls
  • Understanding the basics of specification by example and Gherkin
  • Solving common delivery problems with specification by example and Gherkin

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