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Create an Alias for Interactive Console Work: Selenium and Capybara

If you are working on shell most of the time Aliases are very helpfull and time saving. For testing purposes you can use Alias for getting ready your test suites. In this post, I want to explain both running Selenium and Capybara on console and creating aliases for each.  This post is for Windows machines, if you are using Unix-like see   this post . Creating Scripts for Selenium and Capybara First of all, it is assumed that you have installed Selenium and Capybara correctly and they work on your machines. If you haven't installed, you can see my previous posts. I am using the Selenium with Python and the Capybara with Ruby. You can use several different language for Selenium but Capybara works only with Ruby.  Create scripts in a directory called scripts (in your home folder, like as  ~/scripts ) for your automation tool as following, save them as capybara.rb, :  Creating Aliases Depends on your favourite shell, you need to add the alias to .bashrc bash

Running Capybara Under Chrome, Poltergeist or Firefox

As a default Capybara runs under Firefox but if you want to change your driver you have to change your javascript driver to your new driver. But you also must define your driver as registered Capybara driver. For example if you want to run with Chrome and change your driver to chrome but not define it, it gives some errors like following irb(main):007:0> visit "" Capybara::DriverNotFoundError: no driver called :chrome was found, available drivers: :rack_test, :selenium, :poltergeist from /Library/Ruby/Gems/2.0.0/gems/capybara-2.4.1/lib/capybara/session.rb:77:in `driver' from /Library/Ruby/Gems/2.0.0/gems/capybara-2.4.1/lib/capybara/session.rb:226:in `visit' from /Library/Ruby/Gems/2.0.0/gems/capybara-2.4.1/lib/capybara/dsl.rb:51:in `block (2 levels) in ' if you add the following line into your env.rb module, you will successfully run under Chrome driver. Capybara.register_driver :chrome do |app| Capybara::Selenium::Driver

How to Run Capybara with Poltergeist Mode by Terminal

In Poltergeist mode or headless mode, it is different from Selenium since there is no browsers which you can track failure visually. The advantages of Poltergeist are: it is faster, it demands less source when we compare to Selenium, and eventually it is more suitable for Continues Integration (CI). Installation and further information about Poltergeist you can visit git page . Running Capybara with terminal may help you to get quick result. By this way you can check if button, field, or any object can be reachable easily and this method may help you to reduce failure issue on your CI and get you more realistic results. You can just paste the following commands into your terminal, it will go to home page of Amazon.