Suggestions, scripts, and starter code for "livecoding" and other demos to enhance "flipped classroom" use of ESaaS materials
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Livecoding-friendly demos for ESaaS

This repository contains a handful of completed and partially-completed apps suitable for doing live demos for ESaaS students, such as code walkthroughs and the like.

The examples are arranged according to which chapter in the ESaaS textbook they most closely correspond to.

Each subdirectory contains its own README, but here is an overview of the examples:

In ch02-saas

The README describes a way to do a simple HTTP demo using netcat and curl. In addition, there are these:

sinatra: a minimal "hello world" app using Sinatra, to show how a simple framework provides basic abstractions for SaaS architectural elements, including passing parameters in the URL, creating objects to return to the client, etc.

sinatra-sessions: How session data is preserved by serializing it into a cookie that is passed back to the client.

ttt: A 2-player tic-tac-toe game using Sinatra, built primarily to illustrate how to think about creating simple REST APIs for network apps. The game is developed as a set of standalone classes that know nothing about the Web, and Sinatra is then used to provide a server front-end that uses those classes.

In ch03-ruby

A number of examples illustrating Ruby features that may be less familiar to programmers coming from imperative languages, including collection idioms and Ruby's "everything is an object" programming model.

In ch04-rails

Support for creating a Rails app from scratch, indicating minimal requirements for models, views, and controllers. There is also an warmup homework that provides an "on-ramp" to the autograded assignment in which students modify RottenPotatoes to filter views in different ways (the "Enhancing RottenPotatoes" homework).

In ch05-bdd-cucumber

A trivial app showing how to use Cucumber to use BDD to create a new feature. Detailed walkthrough instructions in the README.

In ch08-tdd-rspec

ttt: A cleaned-up version of the ttt Sinatra app from ch02-saas, which has been "gutted" of code so you can use RSpec to write specs for it.

rottenpotatoes-rails-intro: A copy of the starter code for the "Enhancing RottenPotatoes" homework to illustrate the additional functionality available in RSpec for testing Rails apps (additional matchers to verify if particular view variables are set correctly or whether redirects occurred; additional abstractions to examine the contents of the session; and so on)

In ch09-legacy

refactoring_timesetter: The various stages of refactoring and code cleaning for the TimeSetter example used in lecture.

refactoring_customer_opt_in: A real-life example from another app (the open source ticketing system Audience1st of refactoring a chunk of code that checks for a particular condition on customer login.