Project 4 Dumping Data online with rails
Due By 11:59pm Friday Nov 30th
In this project you will get a feel for a limited Ruby on Rails project, putting live data on "the web."
Due to technical issues, we are going to be using a limited form of
Ruby on Rails on csdev01. Each of you will grab a copy of the file
~jsantore/rubyProjStart.zip and copy it into your own home directory on
csdev01. Unzip the file and you will find a rails implementation.
You can run your server with ruby script/server from within your rails folder.
You will need to use the ruby prefix on the other commands
e.g. ruby script/generate controller hello index
to generate a controller. (this one already exists though.
You will need to run the server on a specific port so that you don't
start colliding with one another. Please use a port number equal to
3100 + the number that is beside your name line on the signup sheet
outside of my office. (so the person who had the first presentation
would work on port 3101 and so on till about 3120 for the person with
the last line)
eg from the rails folder:
script/server -p 3101
You will have to test your app using konqueror on csdev01 itself. The
college seems to be blocking almost all ports on that machine, so you
won't be able to view your app from elsewhere.
You need to write an application that can store data in a comma
separated values file and display them on the web. The content of the
file can be whatever (PG rated or otherwise appropriate) information
you want to talk about.
You need to make sure you meet the following extra criteria:
Make sure you submit the csv file with your submission in the right spot.
- There should be a way for users to add additional data from the rails application
- a username/handle should be stored with each record added.
(however since this is a quick project, there is no requirement to do
logins or other authentication)
- Users should be able to show or hide each of the fields while
displaying the records (hiding that field hides it for all records)
- Users should be able to sort in two ways
- display only records which meet a particular criteria
- display all records, ordered by some displayed field.
- there should be at least 4 fields of data per record (not including book keeping like the handle of the person who created it)
The usual readme.txt which must include:
Then zip up the whole directory and submit it using the online submission.
- Your name
- Directions for running your program including the port number
- A description of what this application does (what data does it store and how do I use it.)
- anything that isn't quite done.