[rspec-users] Advice / Turning a Usecase into a Rspec Story / Granularity ofstories

Bart Zonneveld loop at superinfinite.com
Thu Apr 3 08:25:22 EDT 2008

On 3-apr-2008, at 14:12, Rick DeNatale wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 3, 2008 at 5:34 AM, Ashley Moran
> <ashley.moran at patchspace.co.uk> wrote:
>> On 03/04/2008, joseph <joe at eshopworks.co.uk> wrote:
>>> Example Story (High level):
>>> Story: Web admin manages pages within the admin system
>>> Scenario: Add page
>>> Scenario: edit page.
>>> Scenario: delete page.
>> This seems too coarse to me.  The controller I'm working on now  
>> will end up
>> with a corresponding story for each of your scenarios.  My  
>> scenarios are
>> along the lines of "User edits page with valid details", "User  
>> edits page
>> with missing details", "User edits page and clicks cancel", "User  
>> with
>> insufficient priveleges tries to delete page" etc.  I try to make  
>> a scenario
>> for each common or complex thing that changes the state of the  
>> system - they
>> would never fit in one story.
> On the other hand. Keeping these finer grained scenarios within a
> single story allows branching using GivenScenario which only works
> with scenarios within the same story.

I am having the same struggles with the granularity. Is there a good  
"sample" app out there on the interweb?
Or perhaps someone from the list wants to share their story? :)


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