[rspec-users] story vs feature (was Documentation for Plain-Text Stories)

Jonathan Linowes jonathan at parkerhill.com
Mon Aug 25 11:37:01 EDT 2008


On Aug 25, 2008, at 11:19 AM, aslak hellesoy wrote:

> On Mon, Aug 25, 2008 at 5:12 PM, Jonathan Linowes
> <jonathan at parkerhill.com> wrote:
>>
>> On Aug 24, 2008, at 12:31 PM, David Chelimsky wrote:
>>>
>>> In terms of the feature (which is the report), I see this as just
>>> another scenario.
>>>
>>> In terms of driving development and estimating effort, I see this  
>>> as a
>>> new User Story.
>>>
>>> Does this clarify or further confuse?
>>>>
>>
>>
>> I see your scenario of 499 registrants as a new feature of the  
>> existing
>> story :)
>>
>
> In light of what David and I have said previously, I would express it
> exactly the other way around:
>
> "The scenarios in this user story describe an expansion of the
> existing feature."
>
> In other words, the story (and its scenarios) are inputs to the
> development. The output is a fatter feature.
>
> Aslak

Aslak, so in terms of the cucumber runner and BDD development  
process, where would you add the scenario? reopen an existing .story  
file?

>
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