[rspec-users] Advice / Turning a Usecase into a Rspec Story / Granularity ofstories
dchelimsky at gmail.com
Thu Apr 3 08:31:54 EDT 2008
On Thu, Apr 3, 2008 at 8:25 AM, Bart Zonneveld <loop at superinfinite.com> wrote:
> 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? :)
I addressed this in my talk at ETEC last week. Slides are here:
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