[rspec-users] plans for cucumber

aslak hellesoy aslak.hellesoy at gmail.com
Tue Sep 23 08:15:10 EDT 2008

On Tue, Sep 23, 2008 at 2:07 PM, Brandon Keepers <brandon at opensoul.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 22, 2008 at 9:52 AM, David Chelimsky <dchelimsky at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Hey all,
>> Let's make this official. We're planning to replace the RSpec Story
>> Runner with Cucumber. The rspec-1.1.5 release will still include the
>> Story Runner (several fixes since the last release). So if you're not
>> already using stories and you want to start, start with cucumber
>> (http://github.com/aslakhellesoy/cucumber).
> This is good news.
>> Feel free to respond with questions/concerns (praise is welcome too!).
>> We're really excited about Cucumber and all the benefits it brings
>> (see http://blog.davidchelimsky.net/2008/9/22/cucumber), and we want
>> to make the transition as easy as we can for the pioneers among you
>> who are already using stories.
> This fits into the praise category…
> I tried using stories many times, but was never happy with them.  They
> always felt like too much work, too clunky, and not quite complete.
> I finally looked into cucumber last week and immediately loved it.  Within a
> couple hours I had several features written for an existing application. By
> the end of the next day, our whole team was writing cucumber features, and
> enjoying it!  Cucumber seems to have brought back an excitement to testing
> that I haven't felt for a while (since my first few weeks with RSpec).

Wow - thanks Brandon!

Let me know if you want it removed from here:


> As aways, good work!
> Brandon
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