What is CucumberStudio?
CucumberStudio (formerly known as HipTest) is a testing cloud platform by SmartBear for large and small software development and delivery teams. It helps all team members – product managers, QA engineers, developers, subject matter experts, and even customers – collaborate and create tests for their software projects easier. CucumberStudio includes special Gherkin editor where you can easily create BDD scenarios. To learn more, please visit CucumberStudio website.
If you have not seen CucumberStudio before, create a free account to check how it works for you (you can also create an account directly from TestComplete, when you are importing BDD scenarios from CucumberStudio).
CucumberStudio stores BDD scenarios. They are executed manually by QA engineers. By integrating TestComplete and CucumberStudio, you can automate these BDD scenarios and run them as part of your automated test sets at regular basis. At that, you can continue using CucumberStudio as a tool for creating and editing BDD scenarios and for storing test results.
How integration works
You start by importing BDD scenarios from CucumberStudio into your TestComplete project. You can import the scenarios when you are creating a new TestComplete project, or any time later. See the following topics for details:
Import CucumberStudio Scenarios (importing at the project creation time)
Bind TestComplete Project to CucumberStudio Project (importing scenarios to an existing project)
During the import, TestComplete automatically creates script functions for test steps of the imported scenarios. In addition to the functions, it also generates special statements that link these functions to test steps. You can then record or write script code for these functions using all the features that TestComplete offers for test creation.
When you run imported BDD scenarios from TestComplete, the latter will run the script functions linked to the test steps.
You can run imported BDD scenarios manually from the TestComplete UI, or run them as a test item of your TestComplete project, from another test or from the command line. That is, you can easily make automated BDD tests part of your automated test batteries that you run daily or nightly.
TestComplete automatically creates test items for imported scenarios, so, by default, they will run when you run your test project.
By importing scenarios from CucumberStudio you bind your TestComplete project to your CucumberStudio project. Binding means you use TestComplete and CucumberStudio together:
You continue using CucumberStudio for creating and editing BDD scenarios. At that, TestComplete is able to automatically synchronize feature files in its project with features and scenarios stored CucumberStudio. By default, it obtains feature files from CucumberStudio when you open your project in TestComplete or when you run an automated BDD test. You can enable or disable this behavior by changing project options.
The integration works in the reverse direction too. When you change, create or delete feature files in TestComplete and save your changes, TestComplete forwards them to the bound CucumberStudio project. For complete information on how synchronization works, see Synchronize Scenarios. (Note that there are some exceptions, and certain changes cannot be synchronized.)
You automate and run imported BDD scenarios in TestComplete. At the end of the run, TestComplete passes run results to CucumberStudio, so you can see this result among other results stored in CucumberStudio. See also Upload Results.
Supported CucumberStudio editions
TestComplete supports –
CucumberStudio running in the cloud, and
CucumberStudio Enterprise (we’ve tested ver. 2.7.1)
If you use CucumberStudio Enterprise, you need to set up certain options in TestComplete before it starts working with CucumberStudio. See Support for CucumberStudio Enterprise.
To work with CucumberStudio, you will need a CucumberStudio account. If you don’t have one, you can create a free account directly from within the TestComplete UI.
To integrate with CucumberStudio, your TestComplete should not have any BDD scenarios, that is, the Scenarios item in the Project Explorer should have no child feature files.
Also, your TestComplete project should not be a DelphiScript project. DelphiScript doesn’t support BDD.
If you are using CucumberStudio Enterprise, you need to configure certain TestComplete options.
Each TestComplete project includes special properties – CucumberStudio properties – that you can use to control the integration parameters, and bind or unbind your TestComplete to a CucumberStudio project. To work with them, simple open the project properties editor for your project.
TestComplete also has the Tools > Options > Integrations > CucumberStudio dialog for CucumberStudio Enterprise users to help them specify the address of their CucumberStudio server and work around issues with certificates.