Code Quality Rank: L4
Programming language: Java
License: Apache License 2.0
Tags: Testing    
Latest version: v0.0.34

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cukes-rest takes simplicity of Cucumber and provides bindings for HTTP specification. As a sugar on top, cukes-rest adds steps for storing and using request/response content from a file system, variable support in .features, context inflation in all steps and a custom plug-in system to allow users to add additional project specific content.


Sample Test

Feature: Gadgets are great!

    Given baseUri is http://my-server.com/rest/

  Scenario: Should create another Gadget object
    Given request body from file gadgets/requests/newGadget.json
    And content type is "application/json"

    When the client performs POST request on /gadgets
    Then status code is 201
    And header Location contains "http://localhost:8080/gadgets/"

    When the client performs GET request on {(header.Location)}
    Then status code is 200
    And response contains property "id" with value other than "2000"
    And response contains property "name" with value "Nexus 9"
    And response does not contain property "updatedDate"

There are three sections available to be used in a Feature files:

  • Feature - a description of a feature under test
  • Background - set of steps to be executed before every scenario (usually these are preconditions)
  • Scenario - a single automated test case

As well as three groups of steps available

  • Given - building up a HTTP request to be performed
  • When - executing the request
  • Then - assertions based on a response received

More information can be found in the presentation right here!


  • JDK 1.6+


The dependencies are stored in Maven Central

cukes-rest: core dependency with all you need to get started with the framework (Maven)


Getting Started

There are two options to start local server with Sample Application:

  1. Run SampleApplicaiton.java with following params server server.yml from $MODULE_DIR$
  2. Execute Package/Install Maven phase of the parent project cukes-rest-all

Running tests

Precondition: in order for all tests to pass successfully, please make sure you started fresh instance of Sample Application.

  • To start a specific Feature/Scenario, either change CucumberOption in RunCukesTest.java or run Feature file directly from you IDE
  • To start all tests run RunCukesTest.java from sub-project cukes-rest-sample
  • To start all tests right from Maven, execute test phase in project cukes-rest-sample