Last Updated: 2024-03-02
I had failures on circle CI regarding "live web connections" (I disallow them in my test suite) but not locally.
The issue was that I was caching the test runs against a geocoding database in
my local file-system (i.e. when testing locally but no on CI) and this state
persisted between runs. I should have called
Rails.cache.clear before each run
of the suite (or, better yet, force an in-memory cache) that simply got deleted
between each test.
This surprised me because I didn't expect the geocoding system to save its own cache... there are so many pockets of state to think about.