Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Quick Point on Cucumber

Quick point on Cucumber

Last night we covered the next two chapters of The Cucumber book. These were on Gherkin -- the syntax for specifying Scenarios. It's kind of amazing that the keywords are essentially meaningless! You can actually use an "*" in place of any keywords, with exactly the same results.

We also determined one reason why "the enemy" disliked it. There is no namespace capability within Cucumber. Consequently, it becomes cumbersome proportionally with the increase in Scenarios and Features. At least it throws an error if an ambiguous step definition is created. But as the number of scenarios increases, the time necessary to run also increases.  Which is to say, it doesn't scale well.

Next week -- on Tuesday,  will be the LAJUG main meeting & I hope to see everyone there!

Also next week -- on Monday, will be the Technology Radar Group & I hope to see everyone there as well. :-)

I Remain,


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