Agile testing methods
BDD is slightly different from other test methodologies in that it’s designed to be used in cross-functional teams. In this post I will briefly touch on these differences, and then proceed to explain how you would change your approach to writing test code in accordance with the BDD philosophy with the help of an example.
The target audience of this blog post is test engineers first and product managers second. Note that I use these terms as roles rather than job descriptions; a test engineer is anyone writing test code, and a product manager is anyone thinking up features for the software. You could be both of them at once.
We have seen quite some people having trouble getting a proper test automation setup using cucumber and watir-webdriver or selenium-webdriver. Here we describe the minimum number of steps to get your cucumber with watir/selenium-webdriver up and running.
In this post we would like to explain a bit more about the mobile test automation that we are using here at spriteCloud. The past years we have seen that the mix of cucumber with selenium webdriver has been extremely powerful. This setup allows for test automation that is, besides easy to setup and maintain once you get the hang of it, understandable and easy to expand for any stakeholder in your project. We are using this same setup now for testing native mobile applications and it works like a charm!
We will start with mobile test automation for android. For this test automation we are using calabash-android which is basically a mix of cucumber with robotium under the hood…
When you are using watir-webdriver for web testautomation, you might encounter problems that are not be easy to debug. For example interaction with page elements such as links or buttons that are hidden. Or locating elements in other iframes. One easy way to see what is going on is by interacting with your web browser through the command line!
Our favourite test automation software in the world remains cucumber, but like all software, it has its limitations. In particular, it is at first glance pretty difficult to express workflows in it that contain branches. In this post, we explain how that can be achieved.
This is an updated version of our previous post on getting a cucumber installation set up on Windows. It has become one of the most popular resources for this on the web, but has aged a little since we published it in 2011.
With this updated guide, we’d like to kick off a new round of cucumber-related blog posts.
In last week’s post, we provided a complete setup guide for cucumber and related packages on Windows. This week, we’re going to cover the basics of cucumber. You’ll learn about what each file in a test suite means, and you will write test scenarios in Gherkin structured English.
In the test automation world the client often requests to run the tests on mobile devices, next to doing the testing on regular desktop. When running your automation in Cucumber, you have multiple possibilities to solve this. In this article I will talk about these possibilities and a new (simple) way to do it with Lapis Lazuli, a Ruby Gem that cooperates with Selenium Webdriver.
I will talk about the following solutions:
Hello, I am Gijs, one of the developers of Lapis Lazuli. I often get the question why we use Lapis Lazuli in addition to Watir. In this post I will explain each of the systems unique abilities and then I will list the advantages of using Lapis Lazuli.
Below I will describe in a short summary the main functions of these solutions.
This is what makes Ruby code usable for Continous Integration. It helps you turn code into readable text. Most commonly used for Gherkin style output.
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