[rspec-users] Given/When/Then blocks on Cucumber

Maurício Linhares mauricio.linhares at gmail.com
Fri Jun 5 16:53:09 EDT 2009


Hello guys,

I've been looking at Pyccuracy and found the "Given/Then/When" blocks
to be very interesting and easier to understand and write, specially
when writting scenarios with more than one of those. An example can be
found here: http://www.pyccuracy.org/getting_started_3.html

Here's how they do:

Scenario 1 - Searching for Hello World
Given
  I go to "http://www.google.com"
When
  I fill "q" textbox with "Hello World"
  And I click "btnG" button
Then
  I see "Hello World - Google Search" title

And here's how we would do with Cucumber

Scenario: Searching for Hello World
  Given I go to "http://www.google.com"
  When  I fill "q" textbox with "Hello World"
  When  I click "btnG" button
  Then I see "Hello World - Google Search" title

With cucumber we need to repeat the When's, Then's and Given's if
there's more than one, woudn't it be nice to avoid this?

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Maurício Linhares
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