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featureful v0.11.0

Automatically verify your tests implementations against cucumber feature specs.

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featureful

Automatic verification of your test implementations against cucumber features.

featureful makes it easy to keep your test implementations and feature descriptions in sync, by providing configurable, pattern based Spec matching and validation.

featureful supports a variety of testing frameworks and does not require any integration with your current test runner at all.

It achieves this by performing the following three simple steps:

  1. Find Tests and Features
  2. Match Tests and Features into Specs
  3. Compare and validate the Specs, reporting any errors

Terminology

The following terminology will be used throughout the documentation:

  • Feature

A Feature is the specification for one Test, in one or more actual feature files.

  • Test

A Test is the implementation of one specific Feature in one or more actual test files.

  • Spec

A Spec is the combination (matching) of exactly one Feature and its corresponding Test.

  • Matching

Matching is the process of parsing both actual feature and test files and using one of the available matching algorithms to assign them to their corresponding Spec.

Note: A explained above, a Spec can actually consist of multiple Feature and Tests files, as long as the all reference (match) to the same exact Feature.

Command Line API

featureful provides a generic binary for use in all environments.

It can be installed by running:

npm -g install featureful

Validator

The binary can be used to verify tests against features by pointing it to a valid node module that exports a featureful options object.

$ featureful test/config.js

Reporter

In order to enhance junit compatible XML reports with meta information from Test files one can pass a glob pattern that matches xml files as the second argument.

$ featureful test/config.js test/report/**/*.xml

Feature File Parser

The binary can also be used for parsing .feature files into a JSON based AST which can be used for custom tooling needs.

$ featureful features/**/*.feature

AST Structure

Files

[{
    "type": "File"
    "filename": "/test/parser/ast/features/valid/a.feature",
    "features": Features

}, ...]

Features

[{
    "type": "Feature",
    "tags": [
        "tagOne",
        "tagTwo"
    ],
    "title": "A Feature",
    "description": "A\ndescription\nof\nthe \nfeature.",
    "location": {
        "filename": "/test/parser/ast/features/valid/a.feature",
        "line": 2,
        "col": 0
    },
    "scenarios": Scenarios
    
}, ...]

Scenarios

[{
    "type": "Scenario",
    "tags": [
        "tagOne",
        "tagTwo"
    ],
    "title": "A Scenario",
    "location": {
        "filename": "/test/parser/ast/features/valid/a.feature",
        "line": 11,
        "col": 4
    },
    "steps": Steps,
    "examples": Examples

}, ...]

Steps

[{
    "type": "Given|When|Then",
    "title": "Given|When|THen something happens",
    "argument": Argument
    "location": {
        "filename": "/test/parser/ast/features/valid/a.feature",
        "line": 13,
        "col": 8
    }
}]

Examples

Arguments

Grunt Task

If you are already using Node.js featureful is available as a grunt task:

grunt.initConfig({
    featureful: {
        targetName: {
            options: <featureful options object>
        }
    }
});

grunt.loadNpmTasks('featureful');

Options

featureful provides the following options for configuration in order to match the needs of your environment:

  • Object features: Configuration options for finding and parsing cucumber *.feature files

    • String pattern: A glob pattern matching the locations of your feature files
  • Object tests : Configuration options for finding and parsing your test files

    • String pattern: A glob pattern matching the locations of your strings

    • String framework: The Framework your tests use

      Built-in frameworks

      We currently provide support for:

      • mocha
      • junit (WIP)
      • ocmock (WIP)

      For examples please take a look at /test/parser/framework.

      Custom frameworks

      You can also specify the path to your Node.js module that exports your custom Framework constructor.

      For details on how to implement your own framework parser, please take a look at /lib/framework.

  • Object specs: Configurations for matching and ignoring specs

    • Object matching: Configuration on how to match Features and Tests up into Specs

      • String|Function method: The method to use for matching

      This can be either one of the builtin methods:

      • title (the default): Will match Features and Tests based on their titles.

        This allows for multiple files per feature / test, but will not be able to nicely report typos in Feature / Test titles.

      • path: Will use the glob patterns defined for tests and features to match up the files.

        For example the patterns feature/**/*.feature and test/**/*.test.js would expect the file feature/foo/bar/a.feature to have its test implemented in test/foo/bar/a.test.js and the other way around.

      This does not support multiple files per feature / test, but can report typos in Feature / Test titles and requires little setup except for the initial directory structure.

      • tag: Will match Features and Tests based on their Tag annotations.

      Or a custom function in the form of String: matcher(Test/Feature, PathDescriptor, Options), please refer to /test/specs/match/custom for implementation details.

      • RegExp pattern: A pattern for the built-in tag matching method.

      An example would be/^spec\-(\d+)/, where the capure group should be the unique identifier for the Spec.

    • Object ignores: Configuration on how to ignore Features, Tests and Scenarios

      • String|Function method: The method to use for ignoring

      This can be either one of the builtin methods:

      • tag: Will ignores Features and Tests based on their Tag annotations.

      Or a custom function in the form of String: matcher(Test/Feature/Scenario, PathDescriptor, Options), please refer to /test/specs/ignore/custom for implementation details.

      • RegExp pattern: A pattern for the built-in tag matching method.

      An example would be/^(ignore|hide)$/ will ignore everything which has either a ignore or hide tag.

  • Object reporter: Configurations for XML report rewriting

    If this property is present NO validation will be performed, instead Tests and Features will be parsed and the specified XML file will be rewritten with the previously retrieved tag information.

    • String pattern: A glob pattern matching all junit compatible XML reports.

Example of a featureful options object

{

    features: {
        // Match all feature files under this glob pattern
        pattern: 'features/**/*.feature'
    },

    tests: {

        // Match all feature files under this glob pattern
        pattern: 'tests/**/*.test.js',

        // Tests are written in BDD style using Mocha
        framework: 'mocha'
    },
    
    specs: {
        // We want our Features and Tests to be combined 
        // into Specs based on their paths
        matching: 'path'
    },

    reporter: {
        // If present, this will perform no validation but instead will parse
        // features and tests and update the specified junit.xml report
        // with meta information
        path: '/tests/**/*.xml'
    }

}

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Copyright (c) 2015 Ivo Wetzel.

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