[rspec-users] [cucumber] Using worlds for loading fixtures

Pat Maddox pat.maddox at gmail.com
Fri Mar 13 06:37:43 EDT 2009

On Mar 13, 2009, at 3:11 AM, Joseph Wilk wrote:

> Fedor Fomenko wrote:
>> What is the right place to load fixtures specific to a given  
>> scenario? I
>> was thinking of using Worlds. Is it the right place for loading/ 
>> deleting
>> fixtures? How do I specify which world scenario should run in?
> There 3 options I can think of:
> 1. Background Feature
> This allows you to specify specific set of  steps which are only run  
> for the scenarios in the relevant feature (http://wiki.github.com/aslakhellesoy/cucumber/background 
> ). I would recommend this approach if you are using the latest  
> cucumber version from github.

Makes sense if it applies to every scenario within a feature.

> 2, In the scenario
> Are you hiding state setup which would be better placed in the plain  
> text scenario? You don't have to get too granular with the data  
> setup, a high level "Given the system is setup...." style could be  
> used to avoid noise that detracts from the scenario value.

What I do 99% of the time.

> 3. Before
> If you do this in a Before you can gain access to the scenario name (http://rspec.lighthouseapp.com/projects/16211-cucumber/tickets/44 
> ). You could switch this to run the relevant fixture if you wish.  
> (This is a bit smelly)

You could clean it up: http://gist.github.com/78518  but it's still  
horrible :P


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