Forum: Ruby on Rails timing how long a user takes to do a test

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Carl W. (Guest)
on 2006-02-14 02:00
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Hi everyone,

I have a quick problem. What I want to do is time how long a user
takes to do a test. To do this I would like to start a thread which
increments the time for a user. I would like do this for multiple
users and so I wanted to use a hash class variable (static). This
doesn't work from my rails app, how ever it works fine in my test
code. After doing some research I see that webrick executes each
request in a seperate thread. I think this is my issue and it explains
some other decisions made in rails (like storing session data in a

I am now thinking that I will have to do a seperate little app that
can time items based on an id. Then have a webservice that can be
access via my rails app. Does anyone have any ideas on how I can
achieve what I want without having a seperate application?

Tom M. (Guest)
on 2006-02-14 02:13
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session is your friend.

At start of test, store start time.
At end of time, use it to figure difference.

-- Tom M.
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