[rspec-users] Cucumber fat client

Joseph Wilk josephwilk at joesniff.co.uk
Tue Dec 9 11:47:19 EST 2008

Matt Wynne wrote:
> On 9 Dec 2008, at 15:11, aslak hellesoy wrote:
>> On Tue, Dec 9, 2008 at 3:52 PM, steven shingler <shingler at gmail.com> 
>> wrote:
>> Hey Aslak,
>> Doesn't this sound a bit like your Kipling project, which we spoke 
>> about at QCon London, back in March? ;)
>> (http://gitorious.org/projects/kipling)
>> A little bit, but the idea with Kipling was to make something similar 
>> to ThoughtWorks Mingle or Pivotal Tracker, which are tools to manage 
>> stories, iterations, estimates, burndown etc.
>> My goal with a fat Cucumber client is different (although it clearly 
>> intersects):
>> * Browse features
>> * Edit features
>> * Run features
> I think that some kind of autocomplete / syntax highlighting that 
> understands the currently-implemented set of step matchers would be 
> really useful too - I already find myself wondering whether I've 
> already implemented a step as I write the scenario.
>> So I'm thinking more along the lines of Fitnesse, but with a more 
>> business-friendly UI, and focus on Cucumber (of course).
>> Essentially - I want this to be primarily a tool that replaces 
>> TextMate and the CLI for editing and running features, and not so 
>> much a Scrum/XP planning tool. And the target audience is not us 
>> programmers (most of us are happy in TM/CLI) - it's the non-techies 
>> that know Word and Excel only (and are experts in their business' 
>> domain).
> It would be good if it could integrate into a a planning tool though - 
> offer an API that returned the number of Running Tested Features, etc.
>> I think it would be a great app to have, which would work well inside 
>> a web browser, rather than a fat client that customers and managers 
>> have to download...?
Running like a web based application through something like like Adobe 
Air or Mozilla Prisim would be nice. (Though these are reliant on 
downloading plugins).

> +1
> Matt Wynne
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