This past week on the cucumber list Aslak asked if people knew about and where using Transforms. Based on the response I would have to say that not many know about it. I have to put myself in this category. I decided to dig in and here is what I’ve learned.
I’m releasing another chapter of my book. It is the chapter we focus on using a database in our tests. The chapter uses ActiveRecord and several additional gems. Please give it a read and let me know what you think.
For the past two of years I have had a string of successes and a lot of fun helping teams adopt Acceptance Test Driven Development with Cucumber. I was never brought in to do this specifically. You see, I am an agile coach and I help team adopt agile and lean practices. And yet due to these successes with Cucumber I started thinking about how I might share these experiences.
I initially decided I would write a blog series. When I outlined it I quickly determined it would take nearly thirty entries to share all I wanted to share. That was when I came up with the crazy idea of writing a book. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. For the past several months I have spent a fair amount of my free time (do I really have free time?) working on this book. With this post I am releasing the first two chapters of that book.