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Stock Helper

Looking for an alternative to using instance variables across steps in Cucumber?

Example Usages

An alternative to having a whole bunch instance variables with unknown values polluting your steps

Without stock:

 When /^I do my important Cucumber step thing$/ do
 	@my_instance_variable = ‘something I do not want to change’
 end

 When /^I do my other important Cucumber step without knowing what’s in my instance variables$/ do
 	@my_instance_variable = ‘I should not be changing this.’
 end
  • I execute the steps and I get no warning
  • I have any number of instance variables that have an unknown state

With stock:

When /^I do my important Cucumber step thing$/ do
 	stock. = ‘’
end

When /^I do my other important Cucumber step without knowing what’s in stock$/ do
	stock. = ‘’
# raises a warning when overriding a variable that is ‘in stock’ 
end
  • I execute the steps and get a warning when a variable in stock is used more than once

Making a teardown that easily clears variables between steps

hooks.rb

 After do
 	stock.clear
 end
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