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Episode #159 - March 18, 2011

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Today's Ruby5 assault begins with a generous helping of slop and a swamp rat battle. It rages on with talk of zombies and cucumbers, static site generation and natural language parsing. Finally we bring it all home with a new way to protect sensitive user data and some fresh-squeezed JRuby.

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  • New Relic RPM
  • Slop 1.0
  • Upcoming Capybara
  • Cucumber JS Alert Step
  • Ace
  • Bdoc
  • Nickel
  • attr_encrypted
  • JRuby 1.6
  • Ruby5

A cucumber step for interacting with JS dialogs Jump to Story

If you're using Cucumber with the Selenium driver for any of your tests, you may have encountered some clunkiness around interacting with Javascript alert and confirmation dialogs. Les Hill has posted a gist with a simple Cucumber step for asserting the content of those popups and clicking through them.

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