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What is Cucumber?

Cucumber is a tool that supports Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD) - a software development process that aims to enhance software quality and reduce maintenance costs.

What is Capybara?

Capybara helps you test web applications by simulating how a real user would interact with your app. It is agnostic about the driver running your tests and comes with Rack::Test and Selenium support built in. WebKit is supported through an external gem.

What is Poltergeist?

Poltergeist is a driver for Capybara. It allows you to run your Capybara tests on a headless WebKit browser, provided by PhantomJS.

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What companies use Cucumber?
49 companies on StackShare use Cucumber
What companies use Capybara?
32 companies on StackShare use Capybara
What companies use Poltergeist?
7 companies on StackShare use Poltergeist


What tools integrate with Cucumber?
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What tools integrate with Capybara?
3 tools on StackShare integrate with Capybara
What tools integrate with Poltergeist?
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What is an alternative to Cucumber, Capybara, and Poltergeist?

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