For non-JS-feature tests, you probably have DatabaseCleaner configured with the: So your JS feature test is simulating interactions with a web page, making all sorts of Javascript happen. Here are five useful tips for writing better tests using Capybara. It took me a bunch of hours to realize this was a possible thing, and the thing that was happening to me. But Rspec, Capybara, DatabaseCleaner, and Poltegeist have all had at least some known concurrency issues generally with how they all relate to each other in the past. One easy way of accomplishing this is to use PhantomJS via the Poltergeist gem. Finally, another source of problems is the asset pipeline.

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All this stuff has been seriously refactored in Rails 5. Email Required, but never shown. Next two methods allow us to specify a minimum or maximum number of elements that need to be matched.

No, I was talking about a generic web acceptance testing framework.

View all posts by jrochkind. Jellyfish is a Node jxvascript that aims to make it easy to launch different JavaScript environments and run your code. It’s possible to change this behavior by passing in exact: If only there were a real browser that we could run without the GUI! This click method call does not match on the signup button.


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Selenium, for one reason or another, makes developers a little uneasy. This wait time can also be changed for individual find method calls.

You know what did it? Which kind iavascript ruins the purpose of tests for me. When scouring the web for anything related to Capybara, I found this, and fixed it up to do as recommended.

Struggling Towards Reliable Capybara Javascript Testing

Well, it depends on your table structure and what percentage of tables you populate in an average test. So your JS feature test is simulating interactions with a web page, making all sorts of Javascript happen. To install either run gem install selenium-webdriver or toss selenium-webdriver into your Gemfile and run bundle install. I’m testing a similar stack right now. Sync step definitions, no more callbacks; Call other step from step definitions; Capybarq values such as arrays, objects and decimals; jaavascript You are commenting using your Twitter account.

Another thread in that process is started to run your Rails app in it, to run the simulated browser actions against — this behavior depends on your Capybara driver, but I think all the drivers that support Javascript do this, all drivers but the default: Unfortunately, this makes them much, much slower than when you were running the tests using rspec.


Did you find an error? Rather than litter js: It’s very simple to get running but I can’t find a nice way to execute the Cheerio scrape against rendered javascript, like in single page apps.

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By default Capybara uses Rack:: Have you gotten any sense of it is succeeding to make things less touchy in the wild? Capybara is an acceptance testing framework for web applications. If you’re performing only one action inside the block you pass into withinthe same can be javasfript using find.

The second one is: To comment you need to have a Semaphore account. Acpybara something like pry is useful if you want to see the state of your variables, sometimes we want to know what is going on with the HTML on our web page. Voting to close as tool rec.

Capybara-webkit is also headless and relies on Ajvascript to render pages. Just wanted to point out that since Capybara 2. Or equivalents or swap-outs for many of these.