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The Cucumber Book, 2nd Edition by Steve Tooke, Aslak Hellesoy, Matt Wynne

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Cucumber features are a valuable asset to your company. We’ve seen teams that have ripped out and rewritten big parts of their systems, safe in the knowledge that they had a set of accurate, executable specifications to ensure the new solution worked just as well as the original. To those teams, the features were more valuable than the production code itself. If you’re going to invest in writing Cucumber features, you need to protect that investment by caring for them so that they’re as useful as possible to the whole team. Don’t settle for features that are slow, that fail intermittently, or that are read by only half the team: iron out problems as they happen, and use each problem as a reason to make the tests even better ...

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