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

James Cox james at imajes.info
Wed Oct 17 12:45:42 EDT 2007

On 17 Oct 2007, at 15:41, 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
> 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.
> Thoughts?

That's really cool -- i'd look to do the same with Pivotal Labs'  
Tracker -- export my stories and run them directly. The problem of  
course is acceptance - what happens if someone changes a story in a  
ticket? how do you easily track/manage that?

  -- james

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