I'm writing a web app which is used a SaS. Each customer has their own
db and app directory. I have a rake task which creates all necessary
minimum data to run their website: default rights and roles, a
superadmin user, a "us_states" table already populated, some local
depots and terminals (it's a logistics app).
I don't have any cucumber scenarios for it and I just started building
some. I'm a beginner with cucumber.
I first put that task in a Given line, but that is pretty much is a
given for all scenarios, and it doesn't make much sense to non-
programmers who look at the scenarios (for humans, it such a given
that it doesn't need to be expressed consciously) so I moved it into
My first scenario looks like this:
1 Feature: Place an order
2 In order to keep orders in the database
3 As a admin
4 I want to place orders
6 Scenario: Using common legs
7 Given I have 1 customers
8 And I'm on the homepage
9 And I follow "Place an Order"
10 When I select the customer
11 And I select the SSLine
12 And I click "Use Common Legs"
13 Then I should see "PICKUP AT"
14 And I should see "DELIVER TO" or "LOAD AT"
15 And I should see EMPTY RETURN
1 Before do
2 MinimumData.new('costi', '1234').populate
My hooks.rb looks like this:
1 Before do
2 MinimumData.new('costi', '1234').populate #username and
I have three questions:
1. I don't want to run this MinimumData.populate task before each
scenario because it takes 8 seconds. Should I make it run just once,
2. Do I have to cleanup the database with an After.do? I really don't
want to do that, because I will duplicate the logic in the After.do,
only with Model.delete_all statements. I noticed that after my first
run, the test db has all that data still in. I can purge it with rake
db:test:purge and the reinitialize it. Is that a good practice?
3. Have you got any other comments or advice by looking at the code?