Getting started with test automation: Cucumber with Lapis Lazuli

This presentation will take you through the steps needed to set up a test automation project using Cucumber – a software tool that runs automated tests in the BBD style – in combination with Lapis Lazuli, a gem that provides Cucumber helper functions and scaffolding for easier web test automation suite development.

To do this you will need to have installed Ruby with some drivers and libraries. You can find detailed notes on how to do this here:

To successfully follow this tutorial, prior knowledge of test automation isn’t needed, but knowledge of scripting – especially Ruby – and HTML skills are recommended.

Lapus Lazuli’s GitHub repository:

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Written by: Mark Barzilay

Graduated with honors from TU Delft in 2007 studying Electrical Engineering and Media & Knowledge Engineering. Founded spriteCloud in 2009 and worked on test automation ever since, helping out small and large companies with their test automation strategy and infrastructure. Mark is also leading the development on, an online platform for all your automated test results.