I authored Common Continuous Integration Team Scenarios a while ago. This is one of the bigger courses on the platform. After some period of time, I was surprised to find out that the course registrations are only driven by direct traffic from the links I sent to my friends and published here and there. It turned out that the course wasn’t listed among the others on the main page. Of course, after, I contacted other course authors and figured out the reason. I suggested to list my course too and received the confirmation, and the acknowledgment that the course needs to be tested. The timeline currently is:
- Jul, 28: my initial request
- Aug, 20: “we will first need to go through the course to confirm that it works as expected, does not contain inappropriate content, and adds value for learners”, link to the course provided by me
- Aug, 31: “an unexpected error has occurred”, platform-specific error, collaborated, could not reproduce
- Sep, 9: “we are still working through this issue”
- Sep, 18: “Install the pre-commit hook executing install_hook.sh.”, I run install_hook.sh in the terminal, but see “-bash: install_hook.sh: command not found”, I agreed to add extra clear instructions on how to run bash scripts
- Sep 28: “I continued the course today, and have just opened the “Steps review” pull request. The comment leads me to believe that there should be tests running, but even after waiting a few minutes and refreshing, there are no tests running in the pull request.”, was caused by actions not activated as explicitly required in the course. I agreed to investigate what I can do to make students less likely to hit this.
- Oct 9: “I’m going through the course again, and getting stuck on the same things. Could you please update the course to:
Include the syntax . install_hook.sh as an instruction for how to run that script?
Move the instruction about enabling Actions to an “Activity” block, so that it is harder to miss?
Once you have made these updates, please let me know, and I’ll give it another shot.”
So, it took 2.5 months already, and the process of going through 40 minutes course is suspended for reasons not making testing impossible. Of course, I will try to do my best about the two non-essential and non-blocking issues, but because of the nature of the platform, when I publish any version of the course, I need to test it completely, because of this, I would prefer to do it once in the end if nothing is outright broken.
The question is: when I can expect the first testing pass to be completed from the beginning to the end?