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Baby steps - 13/05 to 17/05

Published: 05/20/2019

 Hello everyone!

This week I had the first taste of the GSoC experience. After the first call with my mentors, I had a lot to think on and that's a good thing to me.

I started by studying the library we'll work on, called Click, and even though I had researched about it before, getting to know the details under the library and having ideas to implement on my project was awesome. One of the requirements we had for the CLi is to have it as scalable and modularized as possible (as good code should be), and we proceed to have some checkpoints to fill so we could ensure our CLI was according to the design. One of the points we discussed were the use of a dict so we could have new commands for the CLI without the need of writing much code and new prompts, and I discovered a way of conciliating this dict with the implementation using Click.

Then I proceed to study the Spidermon code. At first, I thought it would be a good idea to have another PR, this time a little bit more advanced, but I understood that I needed more knowledge of the overall Spidermon code, so I decided upon reading code for the parts I am not comfortable with, and I'm still in this process right now. The PR will then be my objective for this week.

One thing that I really want to and my mentors agreed with is the good writing of tests, or simply using TDD for our CLI. I'm familiar with writing tests but I definitely want to have it improved for our project, so I know I'll have to study TDD before the conclusion of the Community Bonding period. I intend to do that this week and the next one, because I got some books recommended to me and I want to read them.


That's it for the week, until the next one :)

Leonardo Rodrigues.

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Weekly check-in - 13/05 to 17/05

Published: 05/20/2019

Hey everyone, this is my first weekly report for the GSoC project I'm in, Spidermon under the PSF.

1. What did you do this week?

This week I had a call with my mentors, and we decided upon details about our CLI implementation. We also aligned that I should study CLI, TDD, and get more used to the Spidermon code, and that's what I did. I studied the CLI library that we'll be using (Click), with a couple of videos that explained how to create good CLIs with it, and I also got help from a experienced friend that has CLI expertise. I read more Spidermon code, and I'm planning to have PR ready for this week

2. What is coming up next?

My next step is to have a PR ready for Spidermon. This is a way for me to get  used to code within the Spidermon project and have my code polished for the future code within the GSoC scope.

3. Did you get stuck anywhere?

I got stuck understanding specifics about the Click library, but the material I had and the mock code I did with it were enough to overcome this.


That's it for the week, after this post I'll have another one detailing my experience this week.

Leonardo Rodrigues

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