JDBDT is developed and maintained by Eduardo R. B. Marques.

The author felt the need of a novel software library for the automation of database setup and validation in test code, in alternative to existing ones such as DBUnit or DBSetup, while teaching a software testing course at DI/FCUL.

An early prototype of JDBDT was used by DI/FCUL students during 2015. The library subsequently evolved onto a more mature form and was released as open-source software in 2016.