- Testing Dash Metrics with Cucumber (Bradley Taylor) – A short article showing off a Cucumber feature for monitoring with Nagios.
- Kanban vs. Scrum (Henrik Kniberg) – A great, 26 page long PDF about the similarities and differences between Scrum and Kanban. Absolutely worth reading!
- Reconnoiter (Theo Schlossnagle) – Theo and his OmniTI Labs are working on a new monitoring and trending application – a combination of Nagios, Cacti and the like with the goal to ease administration and scale efficiently. No releases yet but looks promising.
Recently, I was looking deeper into how we could add some automated acceptance tests to our Ruby on Rails based website. We’re using RSpec since quite a while now for TDD, but doing some high level acceptance tests was not on our agenda so far.
DRY Cucumber Scenarios
The new cool kid on the block is Cucumber. One of its main features is that you can describe acceptance tests in nearly plain English (or any other language) simplifying discussions with the product managers and other, non-technical stake holders. I’m really impressed by the ease, with which you can describe DRY scenarios like our login feature: