Could you please share your experience and technological stack for BDD. I’m interested in which testing frameworks/libraries you’re using, how you configure them and all BDD/testing-related best practices in OCaml community.
I had planned to hold off an announcement until a better time when I had more features. However, I and @Thegaram, who has been a great help, are working on Cucumber.ml which is progressing towards implementing Cucumber in OCaml. I would caution that we are still in very early stages but if you are interested in it, please head over to the repository and have a look.
Things we can already do:
- Given, When, Then already work so there is a basic runtime.
- Before and After hooks work.
- State passing between steps by default
Things that are outstanding:
- Tags do not work at the moment (the structures are there but we need to hook them up)
- Running multiple feature files from the command line (we need to implement command line arguments but I am bouncing back and forth on using a getopt library or Cmdliner)
- I am sure there are things that I am missing
I will be attending CukenFest in London later in the month and I will be doing the OSS hack day so I am hoping to get basic tags working then.
Thank you for your response. Cucumber is a good tool for end2end testing, however I’m more interested in tools like RSpec in Ruby which provides a BDD-tool for black box unit testing. Don’t you know testing solutions similar to RSpec?
Having looked at RSpec very quickly, it seems similar to Jasmine. Sadly, I do not know anything at this time in OCaml that is similar to RSpec. Although, I imagine that you could possibly build something similar based on OUnit.
There is ospec. Unfortunately, it is not actively developed anymore.