I have been using Cucumber ( http://cukes.info/ ) at my current gig for about a year now. My initial reaction was that I absolutely hated it. It didn't seem to make sense for a programmer to write out tests (features) in plain English and then write out a bunch of regular expressions to turn that plain English into runnable code. What a palaver! The other problem, is that the Cucumber tests were extremely fragile. Even making text and/or HTML changes would break things in lots of random places. Anyways, as it turns out, I don't really hate Cucumber, I just hate the way it is implemented in my current gig. Here are some lessons I learnt on the way... 1) Features are not supposed to be written by programmers. You can write features as a programmer, but you are not the intended audience. The reason why features are written in plain text is that they are supposed to be written by business owners. As a programmer though, you can use features to organize your thoughts in plain Engli
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