Chuck van der Linden

Maltby, Washington State, USA

resolvedtotest.com

Age: 53

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.

Apr
8
awarded Custodian
Apr
8
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..
Apr
8
revised Writing unit tests in Ruby for a REST API
corrected link (old one was not working)
Apr
8
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.
Mar
11
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? )
Mar
3
awarded Teacher
Mar
3
answered How do you prevent the dock from switching monitors in OSX Mavericks?
Mar
3
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.
Jan
15
awarded Altruist
Jan
10
revised how to scroll a web application in watir
embedded HTML sample
Dec
10
comment How to add wait condition in capybara scenarios?
any form of fixed sleep, even if it is taking the value from the scenario is generally a terrible idea, unless the scenario is really about the user experience that involves waiting that specific amount of time (as opposed waiting for the display to update etc, e.g. 'syncing')
Dec
10
comment How to add wait condition in capybara scenarios?
isn't that the same link from my answer posted back in feb?
Dec
10
answered Dual external monitors (different resolutions) for laptop
Dec
10
answered Monitor - HP ZR2740W 27" - Resolution 2560 x 1440 can't be set
Dec
7
awarded Necromancer
Nov
26
awarded Announcer
Nov
8
comment How do I download a file in Watir?
that would apply pretty much no matter what browser driver you are using, especially for the large number of them that are based on webdriver.
Nov
8
comment Unable to install Watir gem
possibly your devkit installation is faulty. I might try removing and reinstalling devkit, carefully following the instructions found on it's web page
Nov
8
comment Setting Radio button using Ruby and Watir
Check to see if there is more than one of them. `b.radios(:name => 'clocksource').size. Without seeing the actual page and being able to play with it, it's very hard for me to troubleshoot directly.
Nov
8
answered How do I download a file in Watir?
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