[rspec-users] newbie cucumber tutorial
matt at mattwynne.net
Mon Dec 22 04:37:41 EST 2008
One thing I'd point out is the missing (and extremely important) step
3.5 in Rick Denatale's TDD steps: *Refactor to remove duplication*.
Not that there's any refactoring necessary in your example, but it's
always worth reminding people they should check for it.
On 22 Dec 2008, at 09:01, Sarah Allen wrote:
> I got started with cucumber and it sure is fun. I've written up my
> initial experience in tutorial format here for any newbies who want to
> follow in my tracks:
> If anyone has any corrections, let me know. I was wondering whether
> when writing a real application, do you usually write your whole spec
> with lots of scenarios at once and then get them the execute one at a
> time? or do you write and code one scenario at a time?
Mostly I pick off a simple scenario, write it into Cucumber, then dive
into the code to make it work. Then when I'm back on the surface with
the scenario passing, I think about the next simplest scenario, write
that up into a feature, and I'm off again.
Sometimes I keep a list (you can use # to comment lines in
the .feature file) of scenarios I'm going to write up later, so I have
a kind of 'todo list' but I don't usually flesh them out into
executable scenarios with steps until I'm ready to work on them.
> p.s. what is the relationship between cucumber and RSpec?
Short version: RSpec is for unit testing, Cucumber is for acceptance
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