31 Mar '13, 3pm

Introducing Simple BDD via @pivotallabs

Simple BDD is a way to bring structured natural language BDD syntax into any test framework, but why is this necessary? Have you ever looked back a test you wrote several months ago, or even the several hours ago and wondered what you were thinking and what you were trying to achieve? Behaviour Driven Development (BDD) attempts to resolve this with the structured language or ‘given’, ‘when’ and ‘then’ and natural language describing how an application should behave. There are a growing number of tools to assist using BDD in Ruby and Rails today, notably Cucumber . Cucumber extracts the behaviour of the application into plain text files using natural language and uses a parser to translate these into methods which should be executed in relation to the natural language. What if you’ve already got a good test suite, but you just want some of the structured language that somet...

Full article: http://pivotallabs.com/introducing-simple-bdd/

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