Cucumber has a large fan base, but it also has a growing number of critics like this one, and has spawned a number of aggressively different alternatives like Steak too, which explicit reject Cucumber’s key tenets. I don’t want to offend Aslak Hellesøy or any of the Cucumber contributors who have collectively invested thousands of man-hours in developing Cucumber, but from my perspective, it’s the worst thing that ever happened to Ruby testing. The best thing? RSpec, despite a couple of dark moments. The neatest, perhaps RR. Well-deserved gold stars also go to Capybara and Factory Girl.