[rspec-users] getting started - very much a beginner

Tom Cloyd tomcloyd at comcast.net
Wed Jan 14 10:19:20 EST 2009

aslak hellesoy wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 11, 2009 at 1:26 PM, Tom Cloyd <tomcloyd at comcast.net 
> <mailto:tomcloyd at comcast.net>> wrote:
>     A hope my ignorance is acceptable here. I have, to this point,
>     programmed in Ruby mostly using my awareness of procedural
>     programming; I've written a small number of very useful programs
>     for myself. I'm starting to use classes now - just starting.
>     I have a small project I'm working on - setting up a database
>     based on the directed acyclic graph (DAG) model (using Ruby only).
>     I'm been studying test-directed development, which led me to BDD,
>     at which point I got really excited. I truly want to go forward
>     with learning cucumber, and rspec.
>     So here I am trying to started using cucumber, and I'm having a little
>     trouble. The documentation in the cucumber wiki isn't, to my poverty
>     stricken perception, at all procedural, although individual pages seem
>     quite lucid and accessible. After reading and rereading (I've
>     looked at
>     every page, and most several times), it appears that the "start"
>     page is
>     "Cucumber Backgrounder". The problem is that this assumes you are
>     working with Rails, about which I know little and desire to know
>     less. I get stuck, on that page, at the phrase...
>     ==When you run "script/generate cucumber" ==
>     Huh? Is this something you do in Rails?
> Yes, this is Rails only.
> I recommend you take a look at the examples/i18n folder. You'll find 
> some really simplistic Cucumber code that is simple Ruby. No Rails or 
> other complex material.
> Aslak
Thanks - yes that's the complete picture I needed. I'm launched. Fantastic!



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