SB Apprenticeship: Day 41

Today is voting day for municipal primaries! If you're in NC, check the Board of Elections to see if there's one going on in your town!

Today is voting day for municipal primaries! If you’re in NC, check the Board of Elections to see if there’s one going on in your town!

  • What did you learn yesterday?
  • What are you going to do today?
  • What do you expect to learn?

Yesterday I learned that apparently it’s impossible to confirm that a modal dialogue exists using Capybara-Webkit. When I look online, I find ways to accept or dismiss the alert, which in theory ought to work also: if you can confirm an alert than the alert obviously exists, but when I try I just get Unable to find modal dialog (Capybara::ModalNotFound). I was originally supposed to use Selenium for this, but Brandon suggested Webkit instead, and I’m beginning to think he did it solely to troll me. Of course, when he gets in and I manage to corner him for help, it’s going to be like three words that he just knows off the top of his head. *sigh* I’m getting a lot of use out of the ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ emoji lately.

Today I am going to fight with this stupid JavaScript stuff some more. After I get that working, there’s only one more Scenario in the Administration feature, so that’ll be a nice accomplishment. I just realized that I never actually did the blog kata that I was supposed to work on, so I may take time this afternoon and work on that instead.

With any luck I’ll learn that I was looking in the wrong place for the answers to my Webkit problems, and Brandon will show me a magical resource that will answer all my questions, leaving me content and happy at my keyboard. What do we think the chances of that actually happening are?

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