Alister Scott wrote a really nice paper on designing good specifications with examples/bdd scenarios/acceptance tests – focused on Cucumber, but applicable to other tools as well. He captured how to evolve horrible scripts into something quite useful. I strongly recommend reading it, especially if you’re working with UI tests.
Now go to http://watirmelon.com/2011/05/18/specification-by-example-a-love-story/ and enjoy!
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