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Dr. Ryan McFall, Computer Science

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JanDY is a survey system built by students and faculty from Hope College’s Computer Science Department. It is the program that runs behind the scenes during the Student Assessment of Learning & Teaching surveys that all students take each semester, which are used by the institution and instructors to evaluate the effectiveness of all courses at Hope. The current system was built using the outdated Google Web Toolkit. Our goal was to build a new version of JanDY using a more modern web framework, AngularJS. Beyond updating the technologies used in the system, we also added new functionality, including an interface for the creation and editing of surveys. In order to ensure that our new system was reliable we constructed a comprehensive test suite in the development process, testing our web application and load handling with tools such as Mockito, Jasmine, Karma, and JMeter.