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Outreachy 2018 Week 2 and 3

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The last two weeks have been quite good. I have made some progress.

I manged to refactor the statistics controller by using scopes in the user, node and revision models so that the queries are quite simple hence less code. e.g This was one instance variable on the statistics controller.

@weekly_notes = type status))
      .where(type: 'note', status: 1, created: @time.to_i - 1.weeks.to_i..@time.to_i)

I made some scopes in the Nodes controller

 scope :status_one, -> { where(status: 1) }
 scope :weekly, -> { status_one.where("created > ?", ( - 7.days).to_i) }

Which changed the method to

 @weekly_notes = 'note').count(:all)  

You can now select a range to view statistics on the /stats/range page. You can do it for past week, month, year or select from a calendar.

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You can also see the statistics on the number of questions answered and asked within a certain period on /questions. image description

I am finishing up on moving statistics methods in the user model to a concern so that its not so long. I am almost done just fixing code climate issues on refactoring some code blocks.

Everybody Struggles

Last week Outreachy requested we share our struggles and the mentors to also share about their struggles. Thanks to the community for sharing your struggles and making me see that I am not alone. Here is a link to the week check-in where some of the contributors shared their struggles.

Here is some of my struggles.

  • I struggled with was date-picker positioning..sounds pretty simple but it was a pain to get it to appear where I wanted, asked for help from the community though the suggestions I got did not solve it I had to make some comprises.

  • Another major struggle was a brakeman issue User controlled method execution it looked critical to ignore. I tried to tweak it a couple of times and much much later solved it by making the method a private method.

  • Currently I am struggling on getting to refactor some two methods that gets code climate complaining. The methods look similar but have varying parts.

Next weeks plans:

Now that the statistics controller is looking a little cleaner, I will be implementing the new ui design for /stats page. I am currently working on a mockup and will attach it here for input when am done. Later on, after the new ui is up, I will implement downloads of stats as csv and json.



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Looks amazing Cess!!!! So excited for you to be working on this

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Well done Cess, keep up the good work! :)

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Awesome work Cess πŸŽ‰ πŸ˜ƒ

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Amazing! Just noting also that you can try out the new selector (even before we publish it to production) here:

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