[ABANDONED] Minimal setup of Cucumber for testing non-Rails apps
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This project is abandonware

Behaviour - Minimal Behaviour Driven Development Using Cucumber


Stand-alone testing setup for web apps using selenium to drive browsers. Test your web site like a user, using a browser. No Ruby on Rails or non-essential components.


  • Install RVM (as a user)

  • Install Ruby 1.9.2 (osx 10.6 64bit)

    $ rvm install 1.9.2 -C --with-readline-dir=/opt/local,--build=x86_64-apple-darwin10

  • Switch to that newly installed version of Ruby.

    $ rvm use 1.9.2

  • cd to your local repo, then run the following

    $ rvm gemset create 'behavior'

    $ echo 'rvm ruby-1.9.2@behaviour' > .rvmrc

This will create a fresh gemset and instruct RVM to always use that gemset when in the behaviour project

  • Now we install the required gems, but first we need to install bundler

    $ gem install bundler

    $ bundle install

    Run gem list to see a list of all your freshly-installed gems.

If you want to use this gemset and version of Ruby as your system default, run rvm 1.9.2@behaviour --default. To return to your system installed version and gemset, run rvm system

Woot. Now What?

Run cucumber features. You should see Firefox pop up and various cool shit happen. Good Times™

Write Tests. Run them and watch them fail. Write code to make them pass. Repeat. Win.

Testing in Internet Explorer

Testing in on a remote Windows machine is supported. See comments in features/support/env.rb for details.