Cucumber Recipes (PragProg)

The Cucumber Book showed you how your team can work together to write executable specifications—documents that tell a clear story and also happen to be working test code. We’ll arm you with ready-rolled solutions to real-world problems: your tests will run faster, read more clearly, and work in any environment.

Erin Dees @undees, Matt Wynne, Aslak Hellesoy

edited by Jacquelyn Carter @jkcarter

The Cucumber Book showed you how your team can work together to write executable specifications—documents that tell a clear story and also happen to be working test code. We’ll arm you with ready-rolled solutions to real-world problems: your tests will run faster, read more clearly, and work in any environment.

Our first tips will help you fit Cucumber into your workflow. Powerful filters will tame tables full of test data, transforming them into the format your application needs. Custom output formatters will generate reports for any occasion. Continuous Integration servers will run your Cucumber tests every time the code changes. Next, you’ll find recipes tailored to the platform you’re running on. Ever wanted to know how to test a Grails app from Cucumber? Need to put a Windows program through its paces? How about a mobile app running on Android or iOS? We’ll show you how to do all of these.

Throughout the book, you’ll see how to make Cucumber sing as you interoperate with different platforms, languages, and environments. From embedded circuits to Python and PHP web apps, Cucumber has something for you.


"With Cucumber Recipes you feel like the authors are right there with you, offering you advice, showing you hidden gems, or gently chastising you for things you know you shouldn’t be doing. From general advice about taming unruly test suites or scaling out across multiple servers, to craziness like testing embedded Arduino hardware projects, they manage to cover an enormous amount of ground in a small space. Prepare for a fun and informative ride."

–Dan North, Originator of BDD and author of the RSpec story runner


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