Cucumber Basics: Gherkin and Files

Introduction 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.

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API Framework Requirements

In Web API Versioning we mentioned in passing that we’ve been developing our own, miniature web application framework specifically for easily building web APIs. Today, we’d like to present the rationale and feature set in more detail. If you build a new web-based application, chances are you’re going to reach for Rails or Express, because […]

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Cucumber Testing in Cross-Functional Teams

Here at spriteCloud we love cucumber. It’s a test framework for behaviour driven development (BDD), that is a development practice that includes testing during development. 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 […]

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Web testing with Cucumber

Agile testing methods One of the keys to a successful agile software project is considering testing from the beginning. While in some projects, especially web projects, testing is sometimes an afterthought, one member of the team clicking away on the site for a while before deployment to production, which is not really a sustainable way […]

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Ruby in Web test automation – The Questions

How come Ruby ?   There are several important Ruby projects, which are also increasing the popularity of the Ruby language in general: http://www.ruby-lang.org/en/libraries/top-projects/ The most interesting projects from my (and this blog posts) point of view are Watir and Ruby on Rails, the former from a testers point of view, the latter from web […]

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