Chuck van der Linden

Maltby, Washington State, USA

resolvedtotest.com

Age: 55

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.

Sep
30
awarded Yearling
Sep
30
awarded Yearling
Aug
18
awarded Nice Answer
Aug
3
awarded Yearling
Jul
26
answered Element not visible error for button element in Watir
Jul
24
comment How to automate test cases by giving multiple inputs?
your code above makes a lot of assumptions regarding the causes of the messages you expect to see. for example if your password was not blank, but you got the password cannot be blank message I suggest you look into a framework for doing tests, and put your watir code inside of that.. something like Cucumber, Rspec, or another functional or unit testing tool ought to suffice.. then you can also make each test more atomic and stand alone, instead of a big long chain script
Jun
13
awarded Yearling
Jun
13
awarded Yearling
May
20
comment An error occurred in an after hook ChildProcess::LaunchError: (216)
What ruby are you running on? (ruby -v)
May
20
comment How do I turn off the logging for PhantomJS in Watir-WebDriver?
watir uses webdriver to talk to phantomjs.. webdriver communicates with phantomjs via ghostdriver. The docs for ghostdriver stuff are (I am told) part of the webdriver project. try looking there for options perhaps?
May
20
comment Watir PhantomJS driver optional argument for ignoring SSL errors?
Had to use this with newer Phantomjs which would not navigate to an https site (not even google.com) without telling it to ignore ssl errors..
Apr
29
comment Watir select option not in list
Note: if the page allowed you to set the select list for a value not present, and accepted that, you ought to be filing bugs regarding security.. Forms of any type that allow you to provide a value in a select list that is not there to start with are generally a bad idea, big 'spoofing' security risk
Apr
29
revised Watir select option not in list
added details from comments
Apr
29
comment Watir select option not in list
Unless it is a custom control that lets you input your own values, then no you cannot do this. although depending on how it is controlled there still might be other methods to spoof the system into giving you larger number of results per page.
Apr
29
comment Watir select option not in list
in short, look at the existing url for the page after you have set the page size.. If you see the page size as a query string parameter, then you can perhaps spoof a non supported value. If it is not a parameter than the value is saved somewhere else. So look at cookies, and HTTP request header values, might be saved in one of those places.. if not is likely server side and not much you can do
Apr
24
awarded Critic
Apr
24
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Google Drive API JavaScript having trouble getting file properties
Apr
24
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Setting table row height in CSS
Apr
24
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Stop EditText from gaining focus at Activity startup
Apr
24
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Cloudera Manager fails to add hosts
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