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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awarded Popular Question
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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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awarded Nice Answer
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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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revised Writing unit tests in Ruby for a REST API
corrected link (old one was not working)
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comment How to select nth-of-type <td> in Watir
which should I would think still work. when index is combined with other selection criteria, as above, it selects the indexthed item that meets all the other criteria. so that should still work in this case and is more readable code.
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comment Is there a way to make cucumber try a scenario again before moving on to the next scenario
sounds like you have a load-capacity concern here to be truthful. If your test env gets overwhelmed by a few cucumber tests, what chance does the real environment have if multiple users happen to hit it at the same time. Maybe the focus should be on either a more robust test server that is more like production, or on addressing the issue of site performance under what is likely a pretty modest load (this is after all functional testing, not loadtesting, how many tests are running at the same time? )
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answered How do you prevent the dock from switching monitors in OSX Mavericks?
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comment How do you prevent the dock from switching monitors in OSX Mavericks?
This does not address the user's question. while this is the answer to how do you get the dock to move from one monitor to another, what the questioner wants is to PREVENT this behavior and lock the dock to a single monitor.
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