[rspec-users] describe, context, feature, scenario
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Mon Jul 16 15:39:38 UTC 2012
Feature and scenario are aliases defined by capybara.
On Jul 16, 2012 5:50 AM, "Matt Wynne" <matt at mattwynne.net> wrote:
> On 16 Jul 2012, at 02:28, Mike Glaz wrote:
> Describe, context, feature, scenario: what is the difference between the
> four and when do I use each one?
> Feature and Scenario are Cucumber keywords and AFAIK have nothing to do
> with RSpec.
> #describe and #context are both aliases for the same method which creates
> a new (anonymous) subclass of RSpec::ExampleGroup. This is essentially the
> same thing as sublcassing Test::Unit::TestCase as you would in a bog
> standard test-unit test.
> So #describe and #context do the same thing. I tend to use #describe on
> the top level (what is the thing I'm describing in this spec), then use
> #context inside that to explain the different hoops I'm making that thing
> jump through in my examples.
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