A three word summary of this exercise: start the project.
Have a look at the project description. The purpose of the exercise this week is to force you to start.
Create a Repository
Create a repository on the CS GitLab server for your project. Add the instructor and TAs as “developers” on your repository: ggbaker, lperesde, archanas. [On your project page: Settings → Members → Invite]
Sketch a Plan
For the final project, your repository will need a
cmpt383.md file describing what you have done. For this week, create that file and start by briefly describing:
- Topic idea: what will it actually do?
- The three programming languages you will use, and (briefly) what will be implemented with each.
- The two inter-language communication methods you will use.
- Deployment technology: Vagrant VM, or Docker containers.
You may change any of these later, but you should have a coherent plan now.
Bring It To Life
You may either copy the entire template, or pick pieces you need.
(Vagrant: you'll want at least the
cookbooks directory. Docker: you'll want at least the
docker-compose.yml and a few Dockerfiles.)
Add enough code to your repository so that you can do a
vagrant up or
docker-compose up and run something in any one of your chosen implementation languages in that environment. (Literally any code you wrote is fine: this is about the system, not the code.)
Create a Git tag (named
exer7 or similar) in your project repository:
git tag exer7 git push origin --tags
Make sure you add the instructor and TAs as “developers” on your repository: ggbaker, lperesde, archanas.
Submit a link to that tag in your repository through CourSys for Exercise 7.