[Edu-sig] PyBat ???

David MacQuigg macquigg at ece.arizona.edu
Tue Jan 27 22:57:03 CET 2009

The CS Dept is considering putting a bunch of courses online, using PHP as both the development language, and as a new language to teach students.  I've suggested using Python instead.  I need to put together a quick demo.  I'm thinking of something like javabat.com.

I've used Mod_python (the Apache/Python integration), but I'm not yet proficient.  Now is the time to change course, if there is a better path.

Students will be entering Python code snippets into a window, and we need to run the code on a bunch of test cases, giving immediate feedback on errors, and accumulating the students' scores and work-in-progress.  Running user code is a bit more of a challenge than running our code on user data, but javabat has inspired me.

Any recommendations?

-- Dave
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