Making Cucumber Glue Code More Explicit with Transformers
Cucumber

I’ve talked before about how important it is to make your BDD glue code as specific as possible, so that anyone reading your Gherkin, knows exactly what that action is supposed to perform. Even my co-workers have noticed this as a problem, and have suggested implementations to help. In a post several years ago, I […]

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Using Dependency Injectors to Simplify Your Code in Cucumber
Cucumber

It’s been a while since I wrote about Cucumber, but hopefully I’m not too rusty. As I mentioned in my last post, I’ve recently gotten back into Cucumber. For my current client, I am developing a framework which allows testing the same behavior on multiple applications. To me, this is reminiscent of my first exposure […]

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Importance of Testing Frameworks
Software Testing

Appium and Selenium are great tools, which allows interaction with and manipulation of mobile devices. Both are cross-platform tools, meaning they work for automating across multiple devices; Appium for both iOS and Android and Selenium for multiple OS and browser combinations. Appium and Selenium are both built on top of WebDriver, similar to Protractor, and […]

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Keeping your Gherkin Language Consistent
Gherkin, the language that Cucumber uses to define tests in plain English

Work with my current client mostly consists of building an automated testing framework, one that utilizes Cucumber, an automated behavioral testing framework, and Gherkin, the language that Cucumber uses to define tests in plain English. The end goal is for the framework to reach a sufficient amount of coverage across the client’s application, so that […]

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Automating Desktop Applications with SikuliX
SikuliX Image Recognition

My current project supports a number of software applications for which we build and maintain automated tests. While most of these applications are web-based (for which we use Selenium WebDriver), we also support a few desktop/rich client applications.  This has exposed the need for a front-end automated test tool that doesn’t rely on DOM based attributes. Our […]

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