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

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Building a Skeleton Web Server

Now it’s time to build a walking skeleton that we can “hang” our functionality on. Initially our web server needs to be able to respond to a simple request so that we can be sure our scenarios can talk to the server successfully. This allows us to check that whatever frameworks we choose to use are working for us and try different frameworks if they’re not. By doing this early in the project we avoid nasty surprises later.

Creating the Server with Jersey

We’re going to implement our little REST web service with the Jersey[87] web framework because it makes it so easy to create a very simple web service from scratch. If we did this without using a web framework, the feature and step definition files would be exactly ...

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