Fixing Capybara Flaky Tests
For example, imagine a test case that clicks a button on a page and then checks for the presence of certain content after the click.
One solution to this problem is to increase the
wait_time setting in capybara. However, this approach has several limitations. First, the wait_time setting is global and applies to all test cases, so if it is set to a high value, it will increase the overall execution time of the test suite. Additionally, the wait_time setting only waits for a fixed amount of time before moving on with the test, without checking whether the page has finished loading. This means that if the page takes longer to load than the wait_time
The other solution is to use the
execute_script method provided by Capybara to click the button instead of the
To use the execute_script method to click the button, you can use the following code:
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