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Cucumber Recipes: Automate Anything with BDD Tools and Techniques

For Immediate Release: March, 2013

Great software teams depend on great communication. “Cucumber” is a tool that helps everyone on a software team communicate effectively, keeping requirements, code, and tests in sync. Cucumber Recipes: Automate Anything with BDD Tools and Techniques (Pragmatic Bookshelf, $33.00) contains dozens of Cucumber tips for specific situations, helping teams get the most out of the tool.

You can test just about anything with Cucumber. We certainly have, and in Cucumber Recipes we’ll show you how to apply our hard-won field experience to your own projects. Once you’ve mastered the basics, this book will show you how to get the most out of Cucumber—from specific situations to advanced test-writing advice. With over forty practical recipes, you’ll test desktop, web, mobile, and server applications across a variety of platforms. This book gives you tools that you can use today to automate any system that you encounter, and do it well.

The Cucumber Book (Pragmatic Bookshelf, $30.00) showed you how your team can work together to write executable specifications—documents that tell a clear story and also happen to be working test code. We’ll arm you with ready-rolled solutions to real-world problems: your tests will run faster, read more clearly, and work in any environment.

Our first tips will help you fit Cucumber into your workflow. Powerful filters will tame tables full of test data, transforming them into the format your application needs. Custom output formatters will generate reports for any occasion. Continuous Integration servers will run your Cucumber tests every time the code changes. Next, you’ll find recipes tailored to the platform you’re running on. Ever wanted to know how to test a Grails app from Cucumber? Need to put a Windows program through its paces? How about a mobile app running on Android or iOS? We’ll show you how to do all of these.

Throughout the book, you’ll see how to make Cucumber sing as you interoperate with different platforms, languages, and environments. From embedded circuits to Python and PHP web apps, Cucumber has something for you.

Available for e-readers in epub, mobi, and PDF formats direct from the publisher and in paperback from fine bookstores worldwide.

What Readers are Saying

“From general advice about taming unruly test suites or scaling out across multiple servers, to craziness like testing embedded Arduino hardware projects, they manage to cover an enormous amount of ground in a small space. Prepare for a fun and informative ride.”
—Dan North, Originator of BDD and author of the RSpec story runner.

“If you’re automating tests of any kind using Cucumber, in any language, against any type of software, you need this cookbook. Its recipes will help you write useful, easily maintained tests for even the most puzzling scenarios.”
—Lisa Crispin, Co-author, “Agile Testing”

“Cucumber Recipes has testing solutions for a variety of platforms. It is a powerful book that gives us useful tips to use BDD in our chosen environment. To realize the power of BDD, Cucumber Recipes is a must on every software test engineer’s table.”
—Kavitha Naveen, Senior lead/Quality Engineering

Book Information

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Cucumber Recipes

Automate Anything with BDD Tools and Techniques

by Ian Dees, Matt Wynne, Aslak Hellesoy

ISBN: 9781937785017, 274 pages, $33.00US, $35.00CA, 7.5×9.

Pragmatic Bookshelf Titles are distributed to bookstores internationally by O’Reilly Media.

Additional Resources

Sample chapters, table of contents, and more information is available on the book’s home page.

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