CSC/ECE 517 Spring 2017/oss E1727
This project was completed as part of a greater open source project called Expertiza.
Expertiza is a web application platform, similar to wikipedia, which offers teachers and students a way to organize for group assignments and porjects. By using Expertiza, students have the ability to submit and coordinate peer-review learning objects (articles, code, web sites, etc). The Expertiza project is supported by the National Science Foundation.
Expertiza offers several features which are useful to a classroom-style learning environment. Among those several features, this project represents a contribution to the organization of the code used for assignment signup sheets.
The work for this project was completed by a group of three students from NC State. However, the project was completed according to guidelines provided by a coordinator who works with Expertiza.
Following the guidelines provided, the group worked to clean up a portion of the Expertiza project code through refactorization and reorganization. More specifically, logical code needed to be separated from portions of the project which were not responsible for containing code for the functionality of the application.
The motivation for this project was to make the project code easier for programmers to read by compartmentalizing portions of the code to separate locations in the project according to the functionality of the code.
The scope of this project was limited to functionalities associated with the signup sheet. This meant that logical code that was embedded in "view" (a folder containing html formatting and design code) should be moved to a more appropriate location, the "helpers" folder (this folder contains compartmentalized auxiliary functions that "help" with other parts of the project).
Documents: _add_signup_topics.html.erb, _due_dates.html.erb
This functionality can be tested by logging in as an instructor, making sure you are managing assignments, then click the "Edit" button of an assignment (the little pencil icon on the right), then choose the "Topic" tab. If you click "Hide all teams" link, all team names and team member unity ids will be hidden. Click the link again and the content will be shown. If you click individual top names, it should hide/show only one team's info.
Documents: _suggested_topic.html.erb, intelligent_topic_selection.html.erb
- Move logical code to helper file and assign self-explanatory method names.
Documents: _all_actions.html.erb, _topic_names.html.erb
- Move logical code to helper file and assign self-explanatory method names.
- Create a test file named sign_up_sheet_helper_spec.rb in spec/helpers
- Write test cases for all methods in sign_up_sheet_helper.rb using factories
New Method: check_topic_due_date_value()
def check_topic_due_date_value(assignment_due_dates, topic_id, deadline_type_id = 1, review_round = 1) due_date = get_topic_deadline(assignment_due_dates, topic_id, deadline_type_id, review_round) DateTime.parse(due_date.to_s).strftime("%Y-%m-%d %H:%M").in_time_zone end
New Method: get_topic_deadline()
def get_topic_deadline(assignment_due_dates, topic_id, deadline_type_id = 1, review_round = 1) topic_due_date = TopicDueDate.where(parent_id: topic_id, deadline_type_id: deadline_type_id, round: review_round).first rescue nil if !topic_due_date.nil? topic_due_date.due_at else assignment_due_dates[review_round - 1].due_at.to_s end end
New Method: get_suggested_topics()
def get_suggested_topics(assignment_id) team_id = TeamsUser.team_id(assignment_id, session[:user].id) teams_users = TeamsUser.where(team_id: team_id) teams_users_array =  teams_users.each do |teams_user| teams_users_array << teams_user.user_id end @suggested_topics = SignUpTopic.where(assignment_id: assignment_id, private_to: teams_users_array) end
New Method: get_intelligent_topic_row()
def get_intelligent_topic_row(topic, selected_topics, max_team_size) row_html = '' if !selected_topics.nil? && !selected_topics.empty? selected_topics.each do |selected_topic| row_html = if selected_topic.topic_id == topic.id and !selected_topic.is_waitlisted '<tr bgcolor="yellow">' elsif selected_topic.topic_id == topic.id and selected_topic.is_waitlisted '<tr bgcolor="lightgray">' else '<tr id="topic_' + topic.id.to_s + '">' end end else row_html = '<tr id="topic_' + topic.id.to_s + '" style="background-color:' + get_topic_bg_color(topic, max_team_size) + '">' end row_html.html_safe end
New Method: get_topic_bg_color()
def get_topic_bg_color(topic, max_team_size) calculation = (400 * (1 - (Math.tanh(2 * [max_team_size.to_f / Bid.where(topic_id: topic.id).count, 1].min - 1) + 1) / 2)).to_i.to_s 'rgb(' + calculation + ',' + calculation + ',0)' end
New Method: render_participant_info()
def render_participant_info(topic, assignment, participants) name_html = '' if !participants.nil? && !participants.empty? chooser_present = false participants.each do |participant| next unless topic.id == participant.topic_id chooser_present = true if assignment.max_team_size > 1 name_html += '<br/><b>' + participant.team_name_placeholder + '</b><br/>' end name_html += 'participant.user_name_placeholder' if participant.is_waitlisted name_html += '<font color="red">(waitlisted)</font>' end name_html += '<br/>' end name_html += 'No choosers.' unless chooser_present end name_html.html_safe end end
New Test for Helper Classes: spec/helpers/sign_up_sheet_helper_spec.rb
Implemented positive and negative test cases for all the methods in sign_up_sheet_helper.rb
Running the Project Remotely
We have hosted our forked repo so you can review our changes here:
Suggested login for Instructor privileges is 'instructor6' with password 'password'. To login as a student, you can use 'student5000' with password 'password'
This functionality can be tested by logging in as an instructor, make sure you are managing assignments, then click the "Edit" button of an assignment (the little pencil icon on the right), then choose the "Topic" tab. If you click "Hide all teams" link, all team names and team member unity ids will be hidden. Click the link again and the content will be shown. If you click individual top names, it should hide/show only one team's info.
Helper File Changes
There is no change in the expected behaviour.
- get_suggested_topics: Retrieve list of topics suggested by signed in user for an assignment.
- get_intelligent_topic_row: Render Intelligent Row in bidding based topic selection.
- get_topic_bg_color: Render background color for row based on signed in user and status of the topic.
- render_participant_info: Render Participant Info based on topic, assignment and participants.
Unit tests were required per the project assignment for helper methods which previously had no associated unit tests. These tests verified that each discrete method returned the proper values. The tests were written using RSpec/FactoryGirl and are listed above. A summary of the test cases is shown below.
|Unit Test Summary|
|check_topic_due_date_value||assignment_due_dates, topic_id, deadline_type, review _round||Check the due date for topic submission given the topic id and assignment due dates.||a) All nulls, b) Legitimate value for assignment and topic ids|
|get_suggested_topics||assignment_id||Retrieve topics suggested by the signed in user for an assignment||a) Signed In user is null b) Legitimate value for assignment and signed in user.|
|get_intelligent_topic_row||topic_id, selected_topic_ids, max_team_size||Render the row for a topic in intelligent topic selection(bidding) given the topics selected by the students and the maximum permitted team size for the assignment.||a) Topic Selected by signed in student. b) Topic Selected by signed in student is waitlisted. c) Topic not selected by signed in student. d) Student has not selected any topics.|
|render_participant_info||topic, assignment, participants||Render Info for participants of a topic for an assignment.||a) No Participants have been selected. b) Wrong Participants were selected. c) All legitimate values.|
To Run the Unit Tests
- Navigate to the expertiza home folder
- Run `rspec spec/helpers/sign_up_sheet_helper_spec.rb`