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Pickles 2.6 - The CukeUP Edition

Earlier today, I released version 2.6 of Pickles, in time for the CukeUP conference in London this week. The packages are available now on Nuget and Chocolatey.

Shameless plug: I will hold a lightning talk at the conference on Thursday about “The Dark Side of BDD”. I hope to see you there!

I’m not 100% certain, but I’m fairly positive that this version of Pickles scores a new record of most external contributors in a single release. No less than three people dedicated some of their time toward improving Pickles. A heartfelt “thank you” to (in alphabetical order) Aaron Rich, Daniel Pullwitt and Ludwig Jossieaux.

Search for multiple tags in the dynamic HTML version

One of the attractions of the dynamic HTML version is that it includes a search functionality: you can search by tag or by feature name. This search now got better: it is now possible to search for multiple tags. Adding two tags in the search field will show only those features where a scenario has at least one of those tags.

Search by multiple tags

Display Comments

In the past, comments in a .feature file (lines starting with a # sign) would not be displayed in the output of Pickles. Thanks to the new version of the parser, we can now display those comments.

Display comments

Two Bugfixes

When using the nUnit test provider, certain characters would prevent Pickles from mapping scenarios to results. This has been fixed.

A missing description could sometimes lead to a crash. This has been fixed too.

Other Changes

I updated several external components, including the brand-new version 4 of the parser.

And last but not least, the packages and the GUI runner now use the new logo.


Version 2.6 of Pickles couldn’t have happened without contributions from the community. Thanks again to everybody who contributed to this release, and to all past releases as well.

Dirk Rombauts

Dirk Rombauts is a Software Developer with more than 10 years of experience working in .NET. He has been working with Behaviour Driven Development for several years now and thinks it is the best thing to happen to software development since the invention of coffee.

He is the maintainer of Pickles, the open source Living Documentation generator and is in the process of setting up Pickles Pro, a company that aims to make you self-sufficient in all matters BDD.