Debugging in Cucumber
30 Mar 2010
I never used the ruby debugger until today. It is pretty handy in cucumber.
Step 1: in environments/cucumber.rb
Step 2: Install Gem:
$ RAILS_ENV=cucumber sudo rake gems:install
Step 3: Add this step to one of your step files (see technical pickles for more information):
Then 'I debug' do breakpoint 0 end
And then add that step wherever you want:
Scenario: A Provider should be able to post feedback Given a contract exists And I am on the list contracts page Then I debug
Step 4: Run the step that is giving you grief:
$ cucumber features/providers.feature:133 Using the default profile... ......[30, 39] in /Users/me/listz/features/step_definitions/contracts_steps.rb 30 @another_auction.save 31 end 32 33 Then /^I debug$/ do 34 breakpoint => 35 0 36 end /Users/me/listz/features/step_definitions/contracts_steps.rb:35 0 (rdb:1) @provider.id 1243 (rdb:1) continue ....... 1 scenario (1 passed) 11 steps (11 passed) 0m3.521s
You have access to everything. You might want to run a tail -f log/cucumber.log to watch your queries as well.