I’ve been using selenium and c# for the production of website regression tests along with Postman for a read-only REST API for a number of years and am reviewing the team’s tooling. Our c# and .net products will continue to be supported by selenium and c# test suites but we’re starting to add some complex POST and PATCH suites of methods to the API and also have a new PHP product to consider so we’re looking at our options. Specflow’s been suggested within the team but only one of the team’s used anything Gherkin/Cucumber based before. The testers who will initially be involved in the automation were developers in a previous life and although Specflow looks like it will give code that’s easy to read, is this something that’s going to be around for a while and what is everyone’s general impression please? Will dev orientated testers be happy to use this or will they miss the level of coding that a selenium and c# combination gives them?
Your help is much appreciated!