This post has sat as a draft on my computer for well over a year now. I always intended to finish it, but am beyond caring. So I’m just going to publish it in its current form in hopes that it sparks some interesting conversation and avoids beating a dead horse.
Cucumber is a divisive tool. Some people absolutely love it and have an irrational dedication to using it for every single project. Others hate it, either because they haven’t tried it, or tried it on one project and ended up with a steaming pile of
I’ve been using cucumber since one of the first few releases. While I have been burned by it on projects, I also have a great appreciation for it.
What’s wrong with cucumber? Technically, nothing. It’s a brilliant tool for creating DSLs to test our applications. The problem with cucumber is YOU: you don’t understand why to use it, when to use it or how to use it. Don’t worry, though, it’s not entirely your fault. Many people are responsible f