I’m writing this down

Last week, I struggled to get the Selenium Webdriver for Firefox working on my computer. I was receiving this error:

unable to connect to Mozilla geckodriver 127.0.0.1:4444 (Selenium::WebDriver::Error::WebDriverError)

I must have looked through hundreds(I’m exaggerating) of StackOverflows and still couldn’t get the error and when I began to give up. I finally got it working.

I started building some automations and I was having a great time. Then I ran into an issue where I couldn’t save the file. Soooo I decided to restart my machine. Big mistake.

When I got back into the computer, the whole file was gone!

All of it.

I was left trying to rebuild the file and I spent more hours trying to reproduce what I did before to no avail.

That’s when I kicked myself and resolved that whenever I spend more than 15 minutes solving a problem to write it down.

 

I didn’t get Selenium working with Firefox, but I did with this:

require 'open-uri'
require 'nokogiri'
require 'selenium-webdriver'

driver = Selenium::WebDriver.for :chrome
driver.get "http://google.com"

 

It’s working in Chrome. I prefer Chrome. I’m happy. Here’s to writing automations andwritingg everything down!

 

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