Some of the advantages of using Cucumber are listed below −
Cucumber is an open source tool and does not require licensing.
Cucumber can be easily configured with IDEs like Eclipse.
Cucumber bridges the understanding and communication gaps among developers, testers, business analysts, customers and product owners.
Cucumber enables the participation of business stakeholders who do not have technical knowhow.
Cucumber gives plain text representation which enables easy understanding for non-technical members in the team.
Cucumber is easy to maintain and is scalable.
Cucumber increases the reusability of important steps.
Cucumber promotes teamwork since each individual in the team can contribute.
Cucumber uses the Gherkin tool which is simple and easy to use.
Cucumber is a behavior driven tool which supports multiple programming languages like Groovy, Java and so on.
Cucumber supports Behavior Driven development and can be used to test only web based applications.