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  • 1.2.0   Major changes within backend and frontend.
    Release 1.2.0

    Roles Structure

    Now the roles structure is similar to Metag-Analyze. There are only two roles: Admin and Researcher. On the database side, the permissions table is deleted as well as all the related ones. The user_role table is now user_studies: this table has only the studies in which someone is invited to. Otherwise, the study belong to the creator which is written in the Studies table. A new user_roles table is created with everyone has a researcher role.

    New Homepage Structure and Style

    Now the style font-sans is applied to the whole backend (no the interview part). The new cards have this new features:

    • Fixed height and width.
    • Scrollable Responsible Researchers and description.
    • Responsive.
    • You can see with a glance how many studies you have left. Right now there's no limit to the amount of studies you're invited to.

    New Manage Area

    The address now point to study.show page instead of interview.index, since it's not the index of the interviews but a more complete and analytic view of the study itself (most to be completed). In this new top area you can invite users by email address. If it's registered, it will show up in the bottom part of the homepage as a Study you were invited into it, otherwise he/she will need to verify the email and then access the portal. Most of the features will be added in future updates.

    Global and general changes

    • Bootstrap as well as unused composer packages were removed. The overall performance is therefore increased.
    • Transferred the Notification into a proper component called in the homepage.
    • There is a breadcrumb function that allows the user to see at glance where it is.
    • Error pages now include buttons to go homepage and back.
    • Many translation strings were added.
    • Updated to Laravel 8.
  • 1.1.1   1.1.1
    19d51ff3 · Bugfix interview show ·
    Release 1.1.1

    This release applies a major code restyling as well as code stabilization.

    The interview is not touched, it will be addressed in the next update.

    Colours used from Tailwind.

    Home

    bg-green-600: #38a169 bg-green-900: #22543d (hover)

    bg-green-500: #48bb78 bg-green-800: #276749 (hover)

    bg-red-400: #f6ad55 bg-red-600: #dd6b20 (hover)

    bg-gray-400: #cbd5e0 bg-gray-600: #718096 (hover)

    bg-yellow-400: #f6e05e bg-yellow-600: #d69e2e (hover)

    Navbar

    bg-gray-900: bg-blue-300: #90cdf4 (hover)

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  • 1.1   First big update of Mesort, deployed at https://kommunikative-figurationen.de/mesort .
    621c3a5c · Code Optmization ·
    Release 1.1

    Many of the updates are coming from the "Treffen Paketantrag".

    General workflow

    Now you can register to the portal going to /mesort/register. A password of 6 chars that contains both letters and numbers is required, as well as a confirmation email.

    We have a better admin area that helps us to manage and check the health of the application.

    Files are now saved into the file table, with information also about the size.

    Study

    Now you can delete studies anytime, but you need to confirm it, and we save the action in our backend.

    Every user now has a max number of 15 studies, this will be updated as soon as we define more rules on the monetization and profiling of users.

    Interview

    Interviews accept as many sorting as you want, and you can also create custom tokens for each sorting. Every token created during the interview is marked with the author 0 to be better recognizable.

    Each sorting is now saved, consultable and downloadable as pdf in the interview overview.

    Now the interview list is in a separated page, and you can download the data from each single interview or from all the interviews, as an Excel file.

    Database Schema

    Database Schema

    Quality of code given by PHPInsights

    Code was well optimized.

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  • 1.0   First Release of Mesort
    Release 1.0

    Mesort 1.0

    This is the first release of Mesort, deployed at https://kommunikative-figurationen.de/mesort .

    General workflow

    To access this project you are required to contact one of the project members:

    Technically we need to create a user via command line or the newest admin area, then the invited user has to set a password (min. length 6) to access.

    Study

    The main feature of Mesort is to create studies for sorting tasks: this is made from general information, tokens and questions with related answers. Tokens can be chosen from the presets or uploaded from the researcher's device, also:

    • general information is required.
    • a minimum of one token is required.
    • questions are not required.

    There is currently no limit to the number of studies. A study can be deleted before an associated interview is saved; if an interview is already added to the study only an admin can delete that study via command line. When you delete a study, you delete also all the corresponding token files.

    Interview

    Interviews are done with the given data from the study, the sorting is saved as a high resolution screenshot. Each token saves its x and y position in pixel, percentage position, distance from the center and in which circle it is positioned. The interview structure so far consists of:

    1. Pre-sorting questions.
    2. Sorting.
    3. Discuss Sorting phase.
    4. Post-sorting questions.

    Questions are saved if you go back, if you go forward to discuss the sorting and back to the sorting itself, the tokens are in the starting position. You can end the interview at any time and no data is saved.

    A Researcher can consult each interview data and export the sorting by clicking on the image of the sorting.

    Single interviews cannot be deleted.

    Technical information

    The functionality of the frontend is mostly on Vue components:

    • consultsorting.vue
    • modalnewedituser.vue
    • newinterview.vue
    • newstudy.vue
    • overviewuser.vue - not used, kept just to reuse the table reference in the future
    • sorting.vue
    • userpart.vue

    The backend is built in Laravel in an MVC pattern. Static methods are added to the models to improve readability but the code still needs continuous optimization. An additional paper about how and why I wrote the code in this way is at this day being written.

    Using Php insights, a tool that measures the quality of the written code, Mesort scored this:

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    This is the current database structure:

    mesort_database

    Additional information

    The website is meant to be used in landscape mode and optimized for the latest tablets, with a minimum width of 1024px. Less than that, we can not assure the whole functionality.

    There is already the predisposition for a multi language platform, but no other languages are yet available.

    An API interface is not deeply implemented since there are no external requests to access the data.