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Questions tagged [specflow]

Behavior Driven Development for the .NET framework

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Should an imperative style be used if the parameters drive the outcome?

I have done a lot of BDD reading since the beginning of the weekend. At the moment I am reading about the imperative style v the declarative style. The imperative style is often described as an anti ...
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Testing a class that only has one field only that is an ID number

I am trying to incorporate BDD into the teams working practices to make interactions with Business Analysts more effective. I recently asked this question: Should I pass an ID number from the feature ...
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Should I pass an ID number from the feature file?

Say I have a domain object like this: public class Customer { private Guid _id; private string _name; private Address _address; public Customer (Guid id, string name, Address address)...
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How to identify test result as “ignore” (not successful or unsuccessful) in process of execution?

We use Selenium webdriver + SpecFlow for testing our Web application. For some functionality, everything is clear. But imagine the situation: some questions arrive to Web user from external system he ...
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What advantages are there to using a BDD test tool like SpecFlow over simple unit test tools like MSTest?

I'm looking at BDD test tools, like SpecFlow, MSpec or NSpec, and I can't see from the examples what advantages they offer over simple unit test tools like MSTest. As far as I can see, when creating ...
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SpecFlow scenarios - covering different websites

At the moment my specification files are along the lines of: Scenario Outline: Do stuff Given I am on the "<website>" And I have entered "red" into the search field When I do ...
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Should a test scenario prepare all of its required data? [closed]

Consider a BDD scenario with some given steps that refer to existence of a set of data in database. For example consider the following scenario steps: Given there is an active customer When as and ...
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Side-by-side Functional and Acceptance Testing (SpecFlow)

Edit: I have found a closely related question: StackOverflow This question is not about the differences between functional and acceptance tests! Almost all the info I could find on the web just ...
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Which style to use for features that are not directly driven by humans when using BDD Gherkin language?

Should they be written same way as human workflows, first person "I have entered..." style language etc.? Is the user effectively a gender-less "AI"?
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Gherkin: What is a reasonable number of scenarios per feature?

I'm keen to get thoughts on a reasonable number of scenarios per feature in Gherkin. At what point do you start to thing about re-organising the feature to keep the number of scenarios at a ...
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SpecFlow/Cucumber - Documenting available steps [closed]

Our company is looking at implementing BDD in our .NET application. Specifically, SpecFlow. We can foresee a large number of common steps being created ('Given a customer', etc), so what methods have ...
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BDD in .NET - Chicken or Egg or..?

Predicate: I'm brand new to BDD / TDD, but I've done my homework. I'm trying to put everything I've read / learned into practice with VS2010, SpecFlow and NUnit. Things are working, but it's quickly ...
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How abstract should you get with BDD

I was writing some tests in Gherkin (using Cucumber/Specflow). I was wondering how abstract should I get with my tests. In order to not make this open-ended, which of the following statements is ...
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Should SpecFlow be used with BDD as a solo developer?

I am a long time fan of TDD and after reading the RSpec book, would like to transistion to a BDD process. I like the idea of driving from the outside in, as it is presented in the book. What I am ...
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How can I get the business analysts more involved in BDD?

I am a proponent of Behavior Driven Development, mainly with Cucumber and RSpec, and at my current gig (a Microsoft shop) I am introducing SpecFlow as a tool to help with testing. I'd like to get the ...
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At which architecture level are you running BDD tests (e.g. Cucumber)

I have in the last year gotten quite fond of using SpecFlow (which is a .NET port of Cucumber) I have used it both to test a ASP.NET MVC application at the web layer, i.e. using browser automation, ...