BDD Rails: A starter kit
Hello there! So you think BDD is a great way to talk about software? Are you ready to codify some of those conversations? Do you build apps in rails? If so you've come to the right place.
bdd-rails was built to provide a set of generators for a rails app. We provide
an opinionated setup for using rspec + capybara to feature test your
BDD starts with conversations
Many think BDD is about a certain testing style, it is and it isn't. BDD is much more about the conversations around the desired and undesired behaviour of a system.
If you're not having conversations about your system in a BDD style then that is where you should start!
Coming soon... for now read the following articles to find out about the style of tests we're writing:
Creating a new rails app
Firstly, make sure you have rails installed!
gem install rails
Now let's create a new app!
rails new --skip-test-unit my_bdd_app cd my_bdd_app
Next we want to install
echo "gem 'bdd-rails', path: '../../'" >> Gemfile bundle
We want to install our BDD setup in your rails app:
bundle exec rails g bdd_rails:install
And setup our DB:
bundle exec rake db:migrate
Now you can run your (empty) test suite:
bundle exec rspec
How about an example?
To install a full example of feature test and code into your application run the following:
bundle exec rails g bdd_rails:example bundle exec rspec
Now you have a passing example! Feel free to explore the example code :)