Chuck van der Linden

Maltby, Washington State, USA

resolvedtotest.com

Age: 54

Just your typical software testing Sci-fi geek. (if there is such a thing. Been working with computers since the mid 74's, and doing so professionally since the early 80's It's been a long journey from the days of acoustically coupled modems, teletypes, and programs stored on punch-tape

Interests are: Agile Testing; BDD/ATDD; performance and load testing; Webtest UI automation via Watir and Cucumber; Virtualization of testbed systems using Hyper-V.

Also a bit of a hardware geek, building all my own systems other than laptops and tablets, as well as the occasional floating-arm trebuchet enter image description here when I feel the need to have fun sieging the castle or flinging a pumpkin or two.

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comment Random "Element is no longer attached to the DOM" StaleElementReferenceException
This is not a flaw in webdriver.. if you feel you must 'blame' someone blame the ajax standards such as they are, or the browser.. it has no way to tell test code 'I'm busy doing javascript stuff that will update the page contents at any moment. The most webdriver gets is when the browser has gotten the final stuff from the initial request from the server. great for web 1.0, but for web 2.0 YOU need to know your client side code and how to tell when a page is 'ready' for the test to interact with it.
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answered Running Selenium::WebDriver::Firefox inside Xvfb from ruby as NON-root user
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answered Unable to clear cookies using browser.cookies.clear
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comment Writing unit tests in Ruby for a REST API
corrected the link. some other well meaning person tried to make the edit, but idiot reviewers apparently thought it was too small of a change. personally correcting a not-working link into a working link does not seem small to me..
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