Adds quick access to instances to help you write more fluid steps.
Given 'a published post' do The[:post] = FactoryGirl.create :post, :published end Given 'I publish a post' do The.post = FactoryGirl.create :post, :published, user: The(:logged_in_user) end When 'I go to the post' do visit post_path The.post end Then 'I should see the post title' do page.should have_content The[:post].title end
Note that this gem does not generate anything for you, it's up to you to use this to write your own steps in your own style.
It's an eyesore to see scenarios like this:
Scenario: Displaying post tags Given a post titled "10 things you can do with a broken dishwasher" And that the post "10 things you can do with a broken dishwasher" has the tags "topten" and "hackery" When I go to the post "10 things you can do with a broken dishwasher" Then I should see "topten" and "hackery"
It reads a lot better like this:
Scenario: Displaying post tags Given a post titled "10 things you can do with a broken dishwasher" And that the post has the tags "topten" and "hackery" When I go to the post Then I should see the tags
Note how we can say "the post" and "the tag" instead of referring to the raw data in them. Also note how the second scenario is easier to extend with additional logic, for example:
Then 'I should see the tags' do The..each do |tag| page.should have_css('.tag', text: tag.name) end end
Why not just variables?
You can implement this yourself by using instance variables, but it has one major drawback:
Every time you want to read the variable, you'll need to check that it is set and fail otherwise. If you don't you'll get
NoMethodError on NilClass further down the stack, making for a very bad experience for the user.
At that point, you start wrapping these up inside a method and bam, you've implemented this gem. If you don't want the extra dependencies, skip this gem and implement it yourself. If you want to save some time, just use this gem instead of reinventing the wheel.
Add this line to your application's Gemfile:
gem 'cucumber-the', require: false, group: :test
And then execute:
require 'cucumber-the' inside
features/support/env.rb (or a similar one that you control).
- Fork it
- Create your feature branch (
git checkout -b my-new-feature)
- Write tests
- Implement feature
- Push to the branch (
git push origin my-new-feature)
- Create new Pull Request
This gem supports the following versions of Ruby:
- Ruby 1.8.7
- Ruby 1.9.3
- JRuby (1.8 mode)
- JRuby (1.9 mode)
- Rubinius (1.8 mode)
- Rubinius (1.9 mode)