[rspec-users] [Cucumber] Feature vs. Scenario

Mark Wilden mark at mwilden.com
Thu Mar 19 15:58:30 EDT 2009


On Thu, Mar 19, 2009 at 9:44 AM, Lenny Marks <lenny at aps.org> wrote:

> These scenarios are each distinct things so to me are 'features' in a way
> but they may also be trivial to implement, so using any kind of  'a feature
> should generally take n days/weeks to implement' guideline would make that
> smell.

I don't think there is a correspondence between a feature and its
implementation time. A feature defines a unit of user value. A very
useful feature could be trivial to implement. A minor feature could
take weeks. This is why developers should cost features, not business.

///ark


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