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The cucumber book and Ruby

Fredrik Johansson
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Joined: Aug 09, 2011
Posts: 7
Hi Matt and Aslak!

How much Ruby do I have to learn to understand the contents of your book and get started with Cucumber?

Thanks!

Matt Wynne
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Joined: Feb 17, 2012
Posts: 14
Hi Fredrik,

We tried out best to make the book friendly to someone who didn't know much Ruby at all, but the feedback we've had is that we did set the bar a little bit high. We obviously didn't have time to teach Ruby as well as Cucumber, so we did have to make some assumptions about what the reader would be able to learn for themselves about the language outside of the book. The examples are pretty gentle, but you'll probably want a copy of something like Brian Marick's Everyday Scripting With Ruby[1] by your side as you follow along with the examples.

[1] http://pragprog.com/book/bmsft/everyday-scripting-with-ruby


cheers,
Matt

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Sujoy Choudhury
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Joined: Sep 17, 2008
Posts: 136

Hi Matt,

Why do we need to know Ruby to understand Cucumber, as we have RSpec for that?


Thanks and Regards,
~Sujoy
Sujoy Choudhury
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Joined: Sep 17, 2008
Posts: 136

Sorry I take it back...just read more about Cucumber and got to know that it was written in Ruby...
 
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