[rspec-users] IRB-like utility for Cucumber?

Zach Dennis zach.dennis at gmail.com
Wed Jan 14 13:12:44 EST 2009

On Wed, Jan 14, 2009 at 12:23 PM, Sebastian W. <lists at ruby-forum.com> wrote:
> Hello RSpec forum,
> So...I realize this is a bit of a crazy question, but I wanted to throw
> it out there to see what answers came back: is there any way to start an
> "interactive Cucumber" session similar to irb?
> For example:
> bash> crb
>>> Given that I do stuff
>>> When I do more stuff
>>> Then stuff should happen
> For each line, this imaginary "crb" utility would search some feature &
> steps folders that I define somewhere, go look them up and then execute
> them one by one. I was thinking it'd be kinda neat for experimenting and
> playing around.

This is a very interesting idea. I like it a lot. I imagine it would
be fairly easy to write. If someone doesn't do one by this weekend I
may give it a go,


> Also, I'm my own case, I'm integrating Cucumber with Selenium, so it'd
> be nice to be able to drive the browser and play around as you're
> writing up a feature (I was thinking the QA folks I work with would find
> it pretty fun).
> Is this even possible, or am I dreaming the impossible dream? What would
> it take to accomplish? I'd love to contribute this if it was doable. :)
> Thank you!
> Sebastian
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Zach Dennis

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