[rspec-users] plain text stories: motivation number 27

David Chelimsky dchelimsky at gmail.com
Wed Oct 17 11:26:48 EDT 2007


On 10/17/07, Jonathan Linowes <jonathan at parkerhill.com> wrote:
>
> On Oct 17, 2007, at 10:41 AM, David Chelimsky wrote:
>
> > This is mostly theoretical, but ...
> >
> > I'm starting to use lighthouse (http://llighthouseapp.com) for my
> > projects at work. I'm organizing iterations as milestones and stories
> > as tickets tagged to a milestone.
> >
> > Lighthouse offers an API so that you can write access the data in your
> > account and write apps to process that data.
> >
> > I think you see where this is going.
> >
> > It seems to me that a plain text story could be stored in a lighthouse
> > ticket, read in via the lighthouse API ... AND EXECUTED BY STORY
> > RUNNER.
> >
> > Call me crazy :)
> >
> > Sure, this is theoretical in terms of lighthouse - but it reveals an
> > important benefit of plain text stories: it would be possible to
> > express stories in any of a variety of systems and have them consumed
> > by an adapter that feeds them in to story runner.

<snip>

> wow, and maybe some day, you could press a button to generate a
> screencast of a story...
> (almost not kidding...)

Actually you can already do better than a screencast using tools like
watir and selenium which actually run tests against the app in a
browser (so you can see it happening).


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