CS 212 Software Development

CS 212-01, CS 212-02 • Spring 2021

Project Setup

The project is broken into two separate Github repositories and Eclipse projects:

  • SearchEngine: This is where you will place your project code. You will have your own private version of this project. The initial template includes some configuration files and a skeleton Driver.java class.

  • SearchEngineTest: This is where the project tests files, and expected output files are located. Everyone shares the same read-only repository. It will start with the Project 1 test files first and will be updated throughout the semester with new test files for the other projects.

You will reuse these repositories for all of the projects.

When we verify the functionality and review the design of your project, we will only checkout the SearchEngine repository each time. This helps avoid having to re-copy the large test files over and over again.

Walkthrough Video

You can find a walkthrough video of these steps here:


Create and Import Projects

Below is a quick summary of the one-time setup needed for the project:

  1. Visit the Project 1 Inverted Index assignment in Canvas and click the Github Classroom link. This will setup a private repository named project-username where username is your Github username. Unlike homework, you will use this repository the entire semester for all of the projects.

  2. If needed, follow the Configuring Eclipse guide to setup your compiler and Javadoc settings.

  3. Import the repository as a Java Project in Eclipse. See the Importing Eclipse Projects from Github guide for steps. This will create a “SearchEngine” project in Eclipse where you will add your own code for the project.

  4. Import the project-tests repository at https://github.com/usf-cs212-spring2021/project-tests as a Java Project in Eclipse. This will create a “SearchEngineTests” project in Eclipse where you will find all of the test code and data files.

    These two projects must be located in the same parent directory! For example repos/project-username and repos/project-tests share the same parent directory repos.

After importing into Eclipse it should look like this:


Important files or directories are highlighted in blue. Your view will not have this highlighting.

Once setup, you do not need to go through these steps again.

Verify Setup

Once you have everything imported into Eclipse, try these steps to verify everything is setup correctly:

  1. Verify you can run the Project1Test.java set of tests in the “SearchEngineTests” project in Eclipse.

  2. Verify you can make, commit, and push changes to Driver.java in the “SearchEngine” project in Eclipse.

  3. Create your first release. Enter v1.0.0 as the tag version and leave the other fields unchanged. There is an example release in the project-template repository.

  4. Go to the “Actions” tab and make sure the verification script ran for the v1.0.0 release. There is an example action in the project-template repository. It should fail, since you don’t have any code yet.

If you are able to complete all of the above, you should be ready to start your project!

Folder Structure

Here is the rough folder structure for the project and its tests:

├── SearchEngine (project-username)
│   ├── pom.xml (should not need modification)
│   ├── src/main/java
│   │   ├── Driver.java (modify as needed)
│   │   └── (add other *.java files here)
│   └── src/main/resources
│       └── log4j2.xml (optional)
└── SearchEngineTest (project-tests)
    |── pom.xml (should not need modification)
    ├── src/test/java
    │   ├── Project1Test.java
    │   └── (other test files here)
    ├── expected
    │   ├── index
    │   │   └── (expected index-*.json files)
    │   └── (other directories for future projects)
    ├── input
    │   ├── text
    │   │   └── (text files to use as input)
    │   └── (other directories for future projects)
    └── actual
        └── (output files generated by your code)

If you run a test from the “SearchEngineTest” project, the output files will appear in the “SearchEngineTest” project even though your code is in the “SearchEngine” project.

If you run the main method via a Runtime Configuration in Eclipse from the “SearchEngine” project, then your output files will appear in the “SearchEngine” project.