BDD with Behat for Beginners


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Mark McCollum at 14:21 on 25 May 2016

Very inspirational to try out Behat!

First, despite my following comments, I think I got what I needed out of this class and have a good idea of what is needed on the coding side to set up automated test scripts. That said,

It felt like we spent half the session time dealing with installing software. This is just lost time. And I wonder if some approach such as pulling together a vagrant box install file, as done for another session, could perhaps have saved us some time. Don't know. It's just a thought.

But my take away is an appreciation for the code hooks needed in advance to facilitate automated tests. So... good session.

Zachary May at 10:52 on 27 May 2016

A great introduction, but during the hands-on portion, there were some issues. When the speaker asked attendees to write a test case for a feature, it would have been really helpful to see the speaker do the implementation afterwards. Feedback loops are important!!

This was an excellent introduction to what BDD is and how to start doing it now. There were some issues trying to get all the software installed which caused quite a few hiccups, but otherwise I thought this was a good hand-on tutorial.