Expertiza is a web application where students can submit and peer-review learning objects (articles, code, web sites, etc). It is used in select courses at NC State and by professors at several other colleges and universities.
The expertiza environment is already set up in NC State's VCL image "[CSC517, S18] Ruby on Rails / Expertiza".
Using the VCL is the quickest way to get started, but you may find it awkward developing on a remote machine with network lag and having to reinstall gems every time you connect. Installing locally can be a pain though too. Life is full of tradeoffs. :-) The good news is that you can start on one environment, push your work to git, and switch to another environment if you don't like the one you started with.
See the Google doc on setting up the Expertiza development environment.
Depreciation warning: See the Expertiza wiki for setup instructions. Please update the wiki with corrections or additional helpful information. (http://wiki.expertiza.ncsu.edu/index.php/Development:Setup:OSX, http://wiki.expertiza.ncsu.edu/index.php/Development:Setup:Linux:RHEL, http://wiki.expertiza.ncsu.edu/index.php/Creating_a_Linux_Development_Environment_for_Expertiza_-_Installation_Guide)
We've had many contributors in the past who have used a wide variety of ruby coding styles. It's a mess, and we're trying to unify it.
All new files/contributions should:
When editing existing files:
Please do no go crazy changing old code to match these guidelines; it will just create lots of potential merge conflicts. Applying style guidelines to code you add and modify is good enough. :-)