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Specification Testing in .NET using Ruby

The purpose of this post is to run through a process which will ultimately allow you to write Ruby based specifications for your .NET code. Why would you want to do this? The intended purpose for this practice is to gain the most benefit when doing BDD. Trying to do BDD in C# results in a lot of syntactical noise in the code which distracts from the goal of having clear, readable specifcations of how the intended function should behave. The advantage of using Ruby is that the scripted nature of the language allows physical (as well as logical) separation of speficiations from code, opening up the realm of possibility that specifications are written by non-technical folk. Furthermore, the Ruby syntax lends itself to building DSLs perfect for the purpose of allowing clean, almost human-readable code.


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