[rspec-users] newbie cucumber tutorial

Tim Walker walketim at gmail.com
Tue Dec 23 18:50:13 EST 2008


Ahh...reality is overrated.

Thanks again for your help guys. Making a lot of sense. If I could get
rcumber working that's be awesome.

Tim

On Tue, Dec 23, 2008 at 4:39 PM, aslak hellesoy
<aslak.hellesoy at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>
> On Wed, Dec 24, 2008 at 12:10 AM, Tim Walker <walketim at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> Very nice indeed...
>>
>>
>> In your blog you said:
>>
>> "Note that one of the steps is already defined in webrat. Isn't that
>> cool? As you get the hang of this, you reuse certain word patterns
>> which map to specific tests. But we're getting ahead of ourselves. We
>> need to dive into the creation of "steps" which make up our executable
>> spec. Cucumber gives a some handy snippets to get us started (in the
>> output of "rake features" above). We'll paste these into a new file
>> that we'll create in the "features/step_definitions" directory"
>>
>> Why did one of the steps already get defined in webrat? Does it parse
>> "see" as indicative of UI? or what...?
>
> I try to only use magic when reality doesn't work ;-)
> When you run "script/generate cucumber" you get a webrat_steps.rb file that
> contains these common steps.
>
> Aslak
>
>>
>> Thanks very much.
>>
>> Tim
>>
>>
>>
>> On Mon, Dec 22, 2008 at 2:01 AM, Sarah Allen <lists at ruby-forum.com> 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:
>> > http://www.ultrasaurus.com/code/2008/12/rails-2-day-3.html
>> >
>> > 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?
>> >
>> > Thanks,
>> > Sarah
>> >
>> > p.s. what is the relationship between cucumber and RSpec?
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