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.

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revised Unable to run automation on firefox Jenkins
added tag for jenkins
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revised Unable to run automation on firefox Jenkins
expanded potential causes, added list of similar questions with answers that worked
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comment Unable to run automation on firefox Jenkins
generally I'd say get one of your dev-ops type folks to assist you with this (or whoever administers Jenkins) You should be able to script the appropriate linux command to check the permissions on firefox for the logged in user. I'm far from a *nix expert, or I
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comment cucumber watir launch website
Not sure how useful this datapoint is, but I'm running ruby 2.3 and watir-webdriver, and Cucumber and the same version of the FFi gem on a mac and so far I get no errors like you are on Win8..
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comment cucumber watir launch website
the other possibility is that the FFI stuff did not build properly. Did you install 'DevKit' (github.com/oneclick/rubyinstaller/wiki/Development-Kit) when you installed ruby? I think that's one of those gems that compiles locally when installing. you could try un-installing and re-installing that gem.
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comment Average time to run an assert statement in RUBY?
just keep in mind, a test without assertions isn't really a test
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comment Rspec and Watir; locating and changing <span> text within a button element
yep. only elements of input type support the .set method. So if this is a non-standard custom control, you need to use send-keys to emulate the user typing with focus on that element.
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answered Unable to run automation on firefox Jenkins
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revised Whether to choose Selenium over Watir or Lightweight Test Automation when testing web applications created using C Sharp?
updated section on what language to use
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revised Whether to choose Selenium over Watir or Lightweight Test Automation when testing web applications created using C Sharp?
updated section on what language to use
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revised Whether to choose Selenium over Watir or Lightweight Test Automation when testing web applications created using C Sharp?
fixed a typo and a spelling error
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comment How do I access Watir properties of PageObject elements?
The 'test-factory' gem allows for the kind of thing you wanted to do above, as it's more optimized around watir instead of trying to support both Watir and Selenium users. If you are just getting started you might want to evaluate it as an alternative to the page-object gem. If you have a lot of code already written then probably not worth switching horses mid-stream
Apr
22
comment unable to obtain stable firefox connection in 60 seconds (127.0.0.1:7055) -CentOS
Thanks for answering your question. it will help any others who run into the same issue.
Apr
19
comment Watir-webdriver throws 'not clickable' error even when element is visible, present
The error basically means there is something superimposed over the thing you are trying to click that would end up getting the click instead. if that thing is something that contains what you are trying to click, you might try clicking it instead. otherwise you need to scroll such that the other thing is no longer on top of what you are trying to click.
Apr
15
comment Is it possible to use Watir-Webdriver to interact with Polymer?
wow, given all the things that use webdriver, that change is going to bust a lot of automation the world over. 'thanks google'
Apr
13
comment Improve performance of SVG/CSS spinner
potentially useful: css-tricks.com/myth-busting-css-animations-vs-javascript
Apr
8
revised Downloaded .xlsx files not working with roo
removed watir tag, added ruby.. as this is a roo/ruby question and not related to watir
Apr
8
answered Can't access text of an element in an array using PageObject and Watir
Apr
8
comment Watir WebDriver browser object loses current window upon opening new tab (FIREFOX)
Unless you are being paid by Amazon to test their site, you should not be doing any browser automation targeted at their site as it is a violation of their conditions of use. Specifically This license does not include... ...any derivative use of any Amazon Service or its contents; any downloading, copying, or other use of account information for the benefit of any third party; or any use of data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools. -- ANY browser automation tool, fits the 'robots or similar' clause.
Apr
7
comment Need help locating a sibling element error message to a specific select list
this is a good example of where things could be made easier by getting your developers to add an attribute you can use to find the specific error message. Or maybe restructure to make it a sibling of the select list, so it is a consistent pattern as with other error messages. Might be worth bringing this to their attention and see what could be done to make it cleaner/easier
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