[rspec-users] DRY up story

Rick DeNatale rick.denatale at gmail.com
Tue Jun 24 17:31:26 EDT 2008

On Tue, Jun 24, 2008 at 3:00 PM, David Chelimsky <dchelimsky at gmail.com>

> On Jun 24, 2008, at 1:54 PM, Yi Wen wrote:
>  In David's presentation @ RailsConf, he has this example:
>> Story: measure progress towards registration goals
>> As a conference organizer
>> I want to see a report of registrations
>> So that I can measure progress towards registration goals
>> Scenario: one registration shows as 1%
>> Given a goal of 200 registrations
>> When 1 attendee registers
>> Then the goal should be 1% achieved
>> Scenario: one registration less than the goal shows as 99%
>> Given a goal of 200 registrations
>> When 199 attendees register
>> Then the goal should be 99% achieved
>> Notice that Given part is exactly the same for both scenarios. Does it
>> possible to DRY up it a little bit by putting Given up to right after
>> Story part? Or it is just too crazy?
> Depends on who the audience is. If you're using plain text w/ customers,
> yes it's crazy. The whole point is to keep things non-programatic.
> If you're a developer, then write the stuff in pure Ruby and you have
> plenty of language-tools to DRY things up to your heart's content.

Or leave the plain-text MOIST* and rejoice in the fact that the step can be
shared and therefor DRY things up.

*MOIST = More Obvious In Simple Text

Rick DeNatale

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