[rspec-users] generate user-readable tests from Rspec tests?

David Chelimsky dchelimsky at gmail.com
Tue Sep 13 02:14:03 EDT 2011


On Sep 13, 2011, at 1:51 AM, wolf volpi wrote:

> Sorry my question was not clear.
> 
> Sidu Ponnappa wrote in post #1021398:
>> You can write your own Formatter[1] if the existing ones don't work for
>> you.
>> [1] http://cheat.errtheblog.com/s/rspec/
> I am mostly testing Java web applications (I do not know Rails).  Will 
> Formatter[1] work without Rails?
> 
>> The default RSpec document format is already available[2] - just pass
>> `--format doc` as a param when running the specs.
>> [2] https://github.com/jeffkreeftmeijer/fuubar
> I watched the video and it looks like it just outputs test results.  The 
> output should be a test-narrative similar to:
>  Given some context
>  When some event occurs
>  Then I expect some outcome.
> Then the end users will review the test-narrative before we start 
> development. Is there a tool that can generate a test-narrative from 
> Rspec tests or Watir tests?

See https://www.relishapp.com/rspec/rspec-core/docs/command-line/format-option. Also, you can get a good start by typing `rspec help`.

HTH,
David


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