Hey All, The survey is now closed, thanks to everyone who participated. A quick review of the responses shows a lot of interest in better documentation around tests and a desire for faster testing. There were also some interesting desires around better testability of plugins without needing the whole platform.
From the edX side, we’re going to be spending some time in the near future collecting data on all the waffle flags that existing in edx-platform and exposing that to users internally and externally. While django settings have been getting easier to find and we’ve been reducing the places where we manage them. The waffle settings have generally remained opaque. Hopefully exposing them will be the first step in unifying docs across all the flippable switches in the platform.
We’re hoping this will lead to some of these un-necessary bits being removed also so that should help make the platform a bit simpler.
Thanks for all the other input, we’ll keep thinking about how we can make improvements in some of those spaces, or if you have ideas, I’d love to hear how we can help the community achieve some of its own goals without edX slowing you down.