Cucumber/rails tutorial #2


#1

I thought you all might be interested in my second tutorial:
http://www.ultrasaurus.com/code/2008/12/rails-2-day-4-rcov-and-bdd.html

It covers more webrat plus a trickier delete scenario, based on a
previous thread: http://www.ruby-forum.com/topic/171269

I also tried to follow Matt W.'s refactoring advice
http://www.ruby-forum.com/topic/174015#762387 but realized that I still
need to learn a lot before I understand all the Rails magic that goes on
when I call generate scaffold, but I posted that question over on the
wider Rails forum: http://www.ruby-forum.com/topic/174419#new

Interested, as always, if folks read the tutorial and would advise a
different approach or improvements, and I’d be happy to answer questions
if I’m ahead of anyone on the cucumber/rails/ruby learning curve :slight_smile:

Cheers,
Sarah
http://www.ultrasaurus.com


#2

This is outstanding work and very useful, very nice.

Question: In your quest for BDD nirvana have you broached the subject
of setup/teardown and reuse of Setup code?

What is a clean way of establishing a complex baseline state before
operating on it with a suite of cucumber tests and without duplicating
the “Given” in all of the subsequent “When” and “Thens”? Do you add a
“helper.rb” to the steps folder or ? to keep this clean?

Many Thanks!

Sincerely,

Tim


#3

Tim W. wrote:

Question: In your quest for BDD nirvana have you broached the subject
of setup/teardown and reuse of Setup code?

Matt W. has a good blog post about re-using steps in cucumber:
http://blog.mattwynne.net/2008/11/14/dry-up-your-cucumber-steps/

What is a clean way of establishing a complex baseline state before
operating on it with a suite of cucumber tests and without duplicating
the “Given” in all of the subsequent “When” and “Thens”? Do you add a
“helper.rb” to the steps folder or ? to keep this clean?

I also was reading that it is better to just set up your db data and
establish a session, rather than doing all of the actions simulating the
user.

Here’s a related post: http://www.ruby-forum.com/topic/174289#763689

There was another post or maybe it was a blog I was reading that gave
specific example code for how to set up a session without going thru the
login user steps, but I can’t find the reference… perhaps someone
else knows.

I’m glad the tutorial was helpful.

Sarah