28 March 2014

CucumberJS helps JavaScript programmers by providing a test harness for the analyst-friendly, BDD language, Gherkin. One of the most recent additions to the project, Scenario Outlines and Examples, gives you even more power to cover derivatives of the “happy path.”

Feature: GET requests return available resources
  As an unauthenticated user
  I can request resources

Background:
  Given I call the API
    | environment | baseURL                           |
    | DEV         | https://raw.githubusercontent.com |

  Scenario Outline:  'search' rules message
    When I send a GET request to <path>
    Then the response code is <code>
    And the response body is <body>

  Examples:
    | path                                        | code | body                            |
    | /AutoSponge/api-cucumber/master/test_data/1 | 200  | {"id": 1,"message": "success"}  |
    | /AutoSponge/api-cucumber/master/test_data/2 | 404  | Not Found                       |

All of the CucumberJS examples I found only test browser interactions through Zombie. But, since I test APIs as much as browser features, I figured someone else might find this useful as they start their own project.

I made the api-cucumber repo to act as a reference. Per usual, I try to write the code in a readable, functional style. As always, I welcome feedback.



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