What is it?
The first phase of world domination, of course!
You're no fun, are you? Fine. If you must know, it's part of a new feedback system for CS courses at St. Olaf.
We've got a Python virtual environment set up for this, so that you don't need to muck with your global python installation:
source bin/activate # bash source bin/activate.csh # csh source bin/activate.fish # fish
After you're in the venv, make sure to install the requirements we have:
Goal: Provide more immediate feedback to students about their homework submissions. Un-goal: Remove human graders from the feedback loop.
- Student submits homework:
git commit -m "submit hw13 complete"and
git push origin master
- Stogit sees a new commit and notifies a webhook:
refereenow has control of the process!
- It checks to see if the commit came from a stogit group that we care about
- Then it loads the appropriate course definitions
- It checks the commit message against something, to see if it needs to care about it: something like
- If the commit makes it here, we send the student an email confirming that they successfully submitted homework
- Now we load a spec file for the appropriate course:
- Check to see if folder exists
- For each file that we expect, check to see if it's there
- Also check for common misspellings and case-sensitivity
- Also check for the filename in other folders? Might provide too many false positives
- Lint each file, with custom syntax-checker, cpplint/cppcheck, and a style checker?
- Try to compile each file
- Test files as appropriate
- Done! Send student an email with feedback from each successful step and the failed step. Stop processing as soon as an error occurs.