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The Cucumber for Java Book by Seb Rose, Matt Wynne, Aslak Hellesoy

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Partitioning Features and Scenarios

One of the simplest ways to reduce your Cucumber runtime is to run fewer scenarios. Tag your scenarios, and you can choose a subset of the scenarios to run, covering the area that you’re currently working on. Once the work is checked in, a larger, but still reduced, subset of faster tests might run in our continuous integration (CI) server. Larger subsets might run in subsequent steps of a continuous delivery pipeline, or at scheduled intervals (such as overnight or weekly). Finally, the full set of scenarios could run on demand as part of a release or QA process.

Possible Classifications

To facilitate this way of working, we need to agree on a set of tags to be applied to our scenarios. Here are some typical ...

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