CodeGrade version Orchid.3
September 2, 2021

New release CodeGrade Orchid.3

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We are proud to release our latest version today: CodeGrade Orchid.3. This release marks the end of our summer roadmap, which we even managed to extend by also upgrading our GitLab support!

With this release, we have made it easier for students to connect CodeGrade to their GitHub or GitLab repository. It is no longer needed to manually set webhook and deploy key settings, as students can simply login to their Git account via CodeGrade and select their repository. The rest is automagically done for you by CodeGrade! It is even possible to create a new repository for your CodeGrade assignment directly from within CodeGrade. Are you using a custom Git server? Please feel free to let us know so we can add it to our configuration.

We have also made another feature way easier to use in this release: the AutoTest Unit Test step! Instead of manually installing our wrapper unit test frameworks (e.g. `cg_pytest` or `cg_junit5`), you can now use a simple dropdown in the Unit Test step which will automatically install everything you need (just like with the Code Quality tools). All options can still be given in the custom fields per unit test framework. Using a compiled language like Java? Still use `cg_junit5 compile` in the per-student setup script to compile the student code and tests.

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Other than these two features, we have improved importing courses in CodeGrade, which is especially useful for all instructors who are now doing a new iteration of their course in CodeGrade. Furthermore, we have fixed various Hand In Requirements bugs.

Next to these larger updates, we have added various small improvements and fixes. To find a full list of all our changes, please check out the full release notes in our changelog here.

Devin Hillenius

Devin Hillenius

Co-founder, Product Expert
Devin is co-founder and Product Expert at CodeGrade. During his studies Computer Science and work as a TA at the University of Amsterdam, he developed CodeGrade together with his co-founders to make their life easier. Devin supports instructors with their programming courses, focusing on both their pedagogical needs and innovative technical possibilities. He also hosts CodeGrade's monthly webinar.

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