+1 on all that. Plus, as someone not very good w/ OO, I want to know stuff
like when to use a class vs. a mixin, what kind of variables to use (global
or whatever), tradeoffs of flexibility and maintainability.

I'm sure if we were starting with Watir today, we'd use WatirCraft and
things would be easier, but now that we're 4 years down the road and have a
huge suite of scripts, I'm never sure what's the best way forward.
-- Lisa

On Fri, Apr 3, 2009 at 2:09 PM, Jim Knowlton <jknowlton...@gmail.com> wrote:

> I think the biggest thing alot of us Watir developers need is a good
> guide to design patterns with Watir.  I know for myself, I know the
> commands and basic syntax pretty well, and can design a test structure
> that works, but I'm sure there are things I'm doing that could be
> designed better (I'm a tester, after all, not a full-time
> programmer).  I'd love a guide that describes best practices for how
> to set up a directory structure, set up rake for common tasks, etc.
> I know WatirCraft attempts to address this to some extent, but I guess
> I'm suggesting that some people might need to design their own
> framework, but not know how to do it.
> My two cents.
> Jim
> >

Lisa Crispin
Co-author with Janet Gregory, _Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers
and Agile Teams_ (Addison-Wesley 2009)

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