Hi Patricia, thanks for your feedback!
Most of the recipes in ‘Practical Cucumber’ describe using Cucumber with other tools. We’re just about to release a chapter describing how to use Cucumber with Capybara which is what we consider to be the best browser automation library for Ruby. We may also add a section on Watir to this chapter for comparison, as we know a lot of teams are using Watir too.
I don’t think we’re going to talk about SpecFlow in the book, although some people have asked for a chapter on the general ‘lay of the land’ for writing tests in other languages like C# and Java. The trouble is, things are changing quite rapidly in that area at the moment, and we don’t want to write information that will be out of date too quickly.
As for interacting with a database, what are you looking for exactly? Can you give us an example of a task you’d like help with?