Cucumber-nagios + Flapjack: Rethinking Monitoring for the Cloud

Writing checks for your monitoring system is boring. You end up writing the same checks again and again, and it can be difficult to verify behavior instead of availability. Wouldn’t it be useful to have a standard library of checks you could reuse across your infrastructure? it lets you write …

BDD with Cucumber

Cucumber is a BDD tool that aids in outside-in development by executing plain-text features/stories as automated acceptance tests. Written in conjunction with the stakeholder, these Cucumber “features” clearly articulate business value and also serve as a practical guide throughout the development process: by explicitly outlining the expected outcomes of various …