Course: Using Cucumber

$131.89 incl. vat

duration: 4 hours |

Language: English (US) |

access duration: 90 days

In this Cucumber training course you will learn the basics of Cucumber. You will learn about the various functions, scenarios and steps to develop applications based on Cucumber-Ruby. In this course you will also learn about message queues and asynchronous behavior.

Below the content section you can see a detailed view of all content of this course.


After completing this course you are familiar with the basics of Cucumber.


There is no specific knowledge required.

Target audience

Software Developer, Web Developer

Using Cucumber

4 hours

Cucumber Fundamentals

  • start the course
  • identify how Cucumber works, list the available versions, and describe how you can install Cucumber for use with Ruby
  • generate Cucumber features and scenarios using Cucumber-Ruby and Gherkin syntax
  • use regular expressions to create step definitions in Cucumber scenarios
  • run Cucumber scenarios and show how to use the progress formatter for more focused output
  • use assertions in Cucumber scenarios
  • use features such as capture groups, wildcards, and multiple arguments in Cucumber steps
  • describe the available result states for a Cucumber scenario and provide examples of scenarios containing steps that lead to these results
  • use a background section in a Cucumber feature file to outline steps common to all scenarios
  • use doc strings and data tables for data that doesn't fit on one line in Cucumber scenarios
  • use scenario outlines to define steps for Cucumber scenarios
  • nest steps in Cucumber scenarios
  • use transforms to remove duplication in Cucumber step definitions
  • describe the Cucumber World object and refactor steps into Ruby helper methods that are added to the World
  • describe the uses for tags and tag Cucumber scenarios at feature and scenario level
  • group Cucumber features in subfolders and run a feature from a subfolder
  • filter Cucumber scenarios to run a subset using tags or lines
  • use hooks in Cucumber scenarios
  • modify the default output from Cucumber using formatters such as progress, rerun, usage and stepdef, formatting to file, and use the backtrace option
  • store Cucumber command line options in a YAML file and use the profile option to run them
  • handle asynchronous systems in Cucumber scenarios
  • introduce ActiveRecord, refactor a Cucumber scenario to use data, and read and write data to a database
  • use transactions and truncation to clean databases for Cucumber scenarios
  • test Representational State Transfer application program interfaces or REST APIs with Cucumber
  • identify issues in Cucumber scenarios such as flickering scenarios; brittle and slow features; and unengaged stakeholders, identify underlying causes, and provide solutions
  • create Cucumber scenarios for an app

We offer several optional training products to enhance your learning experience. If you are planning to use our training course in preperation for an official exam then whe highly recommend using these optional training products to ensure an optimal learning experience. Sometimes there is only a practice exam or/and practice lab available.

Optional practice exam (trial exam)

To supplement this training course you may add a special practice exam. This practice exam comprises a number of trial exams which are very similar to the real exam, both in terms of form and content. This is the ultimate way to test whether you are ready for the exam. 

Optional practice lab

To supplement this training course you may add a special practice lab. You perform the tasks on real hardware and/or software applicable to your Lab. The labs are fully hosted in our cloud. The only thing you need to use our practice labs is a web browser. In the LiveLab environment you will find exercises which you can start immediatelyThe lab enviromentconsist of complete networks containing for example, clients, servers,etc. This is the ultimate way to gain extensive hands-on experience. 


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Duration 4 hours
Language English (US)
Certificate of participation Yes
Online access 90 days
Monitor Progress Yes
Award Winning E-learning Yes
Mobile ready Yes

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