[rspec-users] Cucumber vs, RSpec

Ed Howland ed.howland at gmail.com
Tue Apr 20 14:33:28 EDT 2010


Please forgive the x-post.

I just got back from the Great Lakes Ruby Bash. They had several good
presentations, two specific to BDD and Cucumber. I also talked to
several CEOs and devs afterwards, and the overall takeaway I gathered
was a shift to less RSpec and more Cucumber. Some people even claimed
a 90/10 split (cukes/specs) on current projects.

This was surorising to me and not at all how I worked up to this
point. I was more 20/80. I usually cuked a feature, then spec'ed the
code to make the cuke work. Each release had some new features and
specs for all the underlying code. Apparently, the feeling is that you
should do all your main thrusts with Cucumber and use RSpec for edge
cases. The theory is that you can change out all the underlying code
and the cukes still pass.

What is the communities consensus on this?


Cheers,
Ed

Ed Howland
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