NuGet Project Uncovered: NaturalSpec
If you are coming to this series of posts for the first time you might check out my introductory post for a little context.
NaturalSpec is a BDD framework written in F#. This one is interesting due to F#’s concise nature and can give you very readable tests/specs.
The below sample was pulled from the github readme.
[<Scenario>] let ``When removing an element from a list it should not contain the element``() = Given [1;2;3;4;5] // "Arrange" test context |> When removing 3 // "Act" |> It shouldn't contain 3 // "Assert" |> It should contain 4 // another assertion |> It should have (length 4) // Assertion for length |> It shouldn't have duplicates // Tests if the context contains duplicates |> Verify // Verify scenario
It says you don’t have to learn F# to use it. Which I’d argue you may not have to learn F# as deep as you might to be able to code a production product in it, but you will definitely benefit from learning some as you go. You will also spend a bit of time learning the DSL that this project has created.
Regardless, this project has enough interest factor for me to play around with someday.