Using Cucumber in your project is more manageable with the right tools.


Most popular text editors support Gherkin syntax highlighting.

Some IDEs also have advanced support for Cucumber, such as running Cucumber from within the IDE, displaying results, navigating between Gherkin steps and step definitions and so on.


Atom is a text editor for macOS, Windows or Linux.

It offers several packages you can use with Cucumber.


TextMate is a text editor for macOS. See the Cucumber.tmbundle documentation.

Visual Studio Code

Visual Studio Code is a code editor for Windows, Linux, or macOS.

You can use it with a Cucumber (Gherkin) plugin.


Nova is a text editor for macOS.

See the Cucumber extension for Gherkin language support.


Build Tools

You can run Cucumber using build tools, rather than from the command line.

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