[rspec-users] BDD / cucumber thought - chaining 'Then' steps with Which
matt at mattwynne.net
Fri Sep 26 07:30:43 EDT 2008
Going back to the debate about keeping state between steps, I found
myself with the mild urge to be able to write this today:
Given there is a user
And the user has 20 friends
Then I should see a thumbnail of each of the users's friends
Which should be a link to the user profile page for that friend
NB: An idiom in this which may be songkick-only but was inspired by
what we've read on this list, and worth explaining: "the user" as in
"the user has 20 friends", means User.first in rails. If there's more
than one user when this step runs, it will flunk, because the English
no longer works.
So anyway, what I was thinking was that it would be nice to be able
to refer to the last thing I said I should be able to see, and
decorate it with more specification in a subsequent step or steps.
Obviously, I could roll these into one long Then step, but maybe this
is more elegant...
Just thinking out loud. I have no idea what the steps code would look
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