Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Getting PhantomJS to work with Stripe following the POODLE issue

Recently with the POODLE issue we ran into a case where our PhantomJS tests would not run on Codeship. After some swearing and digging we found that PhantomJS defaulted to using 'SSLv3' and Stripe no longer supported that. Therefore when our feature tests went to access Stripe they failed. To get around this we had to change the default for PhantomJS in our spec_helper.rb file. This is done by the phantom_options array in the options hash:
   Capybara.register_driver :poltergeist do |app|  
    options = {  
     phantomjs_options: ['--ssl-protocol=tlsv1']  
    }, options)  
So if you need to use that, or any of the other PhantomJS command line options listed here, you can do that in the phantomjs_options array.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Installing Cassandra on Digital Ocean

Recently I had a chance to install cassandra on a three node cluster out on Digital Ocean. Here are my steps in a handy markdown gist. YMMV

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Testing a Rails/Ember app with Teaspoon & QUnit and watching the tests run

Recently I have had to start working with an Ember application. It is certainly a challenge. For Unit testing we decided to look at QUnit for our front end pieces. Being used to:
and looking at tests running visually I was a bit stymied until I realized you could use the `-d` flag to override the phantom.js we set up in the config. So:
teaspoon -d selenium
will run the tests with Firefox & Selenium (normal version issues apply)

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Using table_for with HTML elements in Active Admin

Ah yes another foray into ActiveAdmin. Recently I needed to use the table_for feature on a show page and add some html options to it. This required looking into the code itself as the documentation was not exactly clear in either ActiveAdmin or Arbre. Essentially you need to do something like this:
    table_for agent.quotes, {:id => 'agent_quotes'} do
      column 'Quote Number' do |quote|
      column 'Business' do |quote|
      column 'Status' do |quote|
      column '' do |quote|
        link_to 'View Quote', admin_quote_path(
It was as simple as adding a hash with the needed items after the collection for the table_for:
table_for collection, {:id => 'html_id', :class => 'html_class'}