Blog Posts By Category: BDD

2013

Stop Writing Scenarios That Test Everything Through The View

Following on from my last post, I wanted to mention a common anti-pattern that Kevin's case against cucumber mentioned. Scenarios that are too focussed on the user interface. Scenarios written as an imperative set of instructions for a machine to follow. Scenarios like this.

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This Gherkin's Not For Reading

Recently Kevin Liddle made his case against cucumber. In the article he outlines several problems he experiences working with cucumber. One of his key arguments is that non-technical team members don't read the scenarios written by developers.

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