Speaker Deck

Ambitious Capybara

by Eduardo Gutierrez

Published April 22, 2015 in Programming

Abstract:
Capybara has allowed us to build complex and ambitious applications with the confidence that everything comes together in the user experience we're targeting. As the capabilities of the web have grown, interactions and behavior in our applications have become more complex and harder to test. Our tests become coupled to CSS selectors, fail intermittently, take longer and our confidence dwindles. In this talk, I'll go over best practices for working with a large Capybara test suite and dig into APIs and options we can use to handle complex apps such as a chat app not written in Ruby.

Given at RailsConf 2015. Slides are edited down from the version used for the presentation (i.e. adding captions and combining slides).