MetaEd is a technology framework that uses an Ed-Fi-aligned domain specific language (DSL) to auto-generate software, database, and data standard artifacts.
A version of MetaEd called the MetaEd IDE supports the generation of Ed-Fi Extensions and all related artifacts. The MetaEd IDE is freely available to licensees.
The internal Ed-Fi Alliance team uses MetaEd to define and produce core components such as the Ed-Fi Standard Interchange Schema (XSD files), the Ed-Fi ODS (SQL Scripts), and technical documentation from a single source definition written in the MetaEd DSL.
The Ed-Fi Learning Standards Sync Utility is a tool for system administrators for synchronizing learning standards between the AB Connect API and a specified Ed-Fi ODS / API instance. Using the tool requires active credentials for both the target Ed-Fi ODS / API instance and the AB Connect API. The Sync Utility application provides a command-line interface (CLI) to set parameters and define options.
The Ed-Fi ODS Docker deployment scripts install and configure components of the Ed-Fi ODS / API for Suite 3 v6.1 on Docker containers. The Docker Compose files provided automate the numerous configuration steps required to get the ODS / API up and running on Linux containers backed by PostgreSQL 11.
Please note that tools in this section are released on the Ed-Fi Exchange. They are however currently receiving investment and support by the Alliance, but are not part of the long-term roadmap at this time. Promotion to an "Ed-Fi core" technology will depend on community adoption and engagement.
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