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Test Case Desing Approach: imperative vs declarative

Test case design is the most important part of test automation since it is the starting point of the automation code. Writing effective and efficient test case can make your code more stable and more successful. For BDD approach, the feature files hold the test cases or scenarios and these scenarios are derived by depending on the acceptance criterias written in the stories. Therefore the feature files should cover all the acceptance criteria plus some more test cases produced from exploratory testing.  The approach for the writing your scenarios can be imperative or declarative or mix of both. In this post want to explain my understanding from the design approaches and their prons and cons.  For dictionary meaning of imperative is giving authoritative command,  and declarative is taking the form of a simple statement according to the Oxford dictionary . My understanding from this explanation is that you can say "do this ..." as an imperative way or you can say