Goals and Objectives
- Implement ES6 classes that communicate to each other as needed
- Use object and array prototype methods to perform data manipulation
- Create a user interface that is easy to use and clearly displays information.
- Write modular, reusable code that follows SRP (Single Responsibility Principle)
- Implement a robust testing suite using TDD
- Make network requests to retrieve data
In this project, you will create a recipe tracking / meal planning application that allows users to view their favorite recipes and plan shopping trips around them. The idea is similar to sites like All Recipes or New York Times Cooking. Users should view a list of recipes, favorite their own recipes, and choose recipes to cook.
- Fetch API
Feel free to use the above sites as inspiration for your UI, but note that there is NO COMP provided for this project. We expect you to design your own dashboard layout that is relevant to the data being displayed.
You must pull 3 inspirations from 3 different apps that you want to implement in your application
- Be specific about what piece you are trying to re-create
- You may also pull inspirations from other sites, such as Dribbble
Dates and deadlines to be aware of:
- By EOD Monday of Week 2 - Submit the following to your PM BEFORE beginning to write code via Slack:
- DTR (be specific about learning goals, schedules, and communication expectations)
- GitHub project board (this should be kept updated throughout the project and will be reviewed by PM in check-ins.
- Wireframes (a rough sketch of your website for planning)
- 3 design inspirations (Please include links and details on what you’re trying to re-create).
- Monday of Week 3 - Project due at 9PM.
Please submit your project here
Working with Webpack
This project is set up to use Webpack, a module bundler. It will take whatever code we write, and bundle it into a series of more efficient files that the browser can read (allowing us to use things like Sass, npm packages and ES6
This video provides a nice overview of some things webpack lets us do out of the box, most of which is set up for you already.
This article provides some more detail into how Webpack works, and what the
webpack.config.js file is doing (don’t mess with this file unless you’re sure you need to – feel free to ask before you change things).
Notes on Webpack
Webpack is a powerful tool, which you’re encouraged to explore more (the Turing Webpack lesson plan is a great place to start). But there are a few things that you should know when starting to work with it:
- You need to use
- Note: This video goes into Babel and Rollup. Webpack handles the transpiling of our ESModules code into something the browser can read.
- Webpack needs to know where to look for your files. Look here for a description of where webpack is set up to look for your HTML, CSS, JS and image files. Some general points:
- You need to import images into the entrypoint file (usually
- You need to
importyour CSS files into the entrypoint file too
- Make sure HTML, JS and CSS files are all in the
- You have to
importany required modules and code for tests into your test files
- You need to import images into the entrypoint file (usually
While developing, run
npm start. Webpack will create a live version of your site on a local server, where you can see your changes happen in real time. To access it, in your browser, navigate to the
localhostaddress that your terminal gives you. Be aware, if you write a breaking change, your server may crash. The terminal will give you some error report about why the crash happened.
- Don’t worry about running
npm builduntil you are ready to deploy your site
For this project, you will need to use this What’s Cookin Starter Kit repo. Follow the instructions in the README for forking the repo and getting it setup. Once you have it set up, follow the instructions to verify it is setup correctly.
There is some boilerplate for testing in the starter-kit repo. You will need to set up the rest of the tests yourself. If you have run
npm install in the setup instructions, then the tooling you need to start testing is already installed (
chai). Refer to the testing lesson from week 1 as a guide to get started as well as the mocha and chai documentation pages.
Each iteration has a “Data” section and “User Stories” section. Data deals with using the data to calculate something meaningful for the user. The user stories section deals with what to display on the page and what the user flow looks like. Unlike your week-1 project, the classes and method names are not completely drawn out for you.
Don’t get too caught up with polishing your dashboard too early. You’ll want to focus your energies first on class structure and the calculation methods, and then move on to the dashboard display. Establish some kind of minimum viable product (MVP) for your dashboard look, and then polish from there.
3rd Party Libraries
You may choose ONE of the following 3rd party libraries to incorporate into your app as an extension if interested. Your group may want to do a research spike over the first weekend to see what your team would like to experiment with. Please get instructor approval first before choosing to use additional 3rd-party libraries. This is an extension and not required!
Iteration 1 - Get Familiar with the Data and Recipes
data directory and explore the data. Get a sense of what each property is and what the data nesting is like.
Once you have looked over each data file, start with the
recipes.js data file.
RecipeRepository should hold onto all
- It should have a parameter to take in recipe
- It should have methods to determine:
- A filtered list of recipes based on one or more tags.
- A filtered list of recipes based on its name or ingredients.
Recipe represents one recipe object.
- It should hold on to all its information (provided in the data file).
- It should have methods to:
- Determine the names of ingredients needed
- Get the cost of its ingredients
- Return its directions / instructions
Calculating the cost of a Recipe
To calculate the cost of a recipe, you will need to factor in the amount listed in the recipe. The price (
estimatedCostInCents) of an ingredient is per
For example, if flour is marked as 100 cents, and the recipe calls for 1.5 cups, then it would cost 150 cents. Similarly, if a tomato is $2, and the recipe requires 2 tomatoes, then the cost would be $4.
You may find it helpful to have an
Ingredient class as well as you build your recipes. A common theme when dealing with data is not to manipulate the original data, but to create copies / instances to work with.
User Stories (Dashboard)
scripts.js file to add information to the DOM. This JS file should call methods from your classes to retrieve data. There should not be any DOM manipulation within your class files.
- As a user, I should be able to view a list of all recipes.
- As a user, I should be able to click on a recipe to view more information including directions, ingredients needed, and total cost.
- As a user, I should be able to filter recipes by multiple tags.
- As a user, I should be able to search recipes by their name or ingredients.
Iteration 2 - Users
Create classes and methods that can:
- Allow a user to favorite or unfavorite recipes (add to / remove from the user’s
- Decide to cook a recipe that week (add to my
- Filter my
favoriteRecipesby one or more tags.
- Filter my
favoriteRecipesby its name or ingredients.
On load, a user should be chosen at random.
- As a user, I should be able to favorite / unfavorite recipes that I like and can easily find again.
- As a user, I should be able to filter my favorited recipes by one or more tags.
- As a user, I should be able to search my favorited recipes by its name or ingredients.
- As a user, I should be able to add a recipe to a list of recipes to cook (this functionality will be necessary for Part Two of this project).
Iteration 3 - Fetch Calls
You will no longer be receiving your data from a hardcoded data file, but rather implementing the fetch API for accessing the data from provided Endpoints in the table below.
|Description||URL||Method||Required Properties for Request||Sample Successful Response|
|Get all users||
||GET||none||An array containing all users|
|Get all ingredients||
||GET||none||An array containing all ingredients|
|Get all recipes||
||GET||none||An array containing all recipes|
Once you’ve got fetch working on all three arrays, you can delete your hardcoded data file!
Choose at least one
- Implement one of the listed 3rd party libraries or one of your choosing with instructor approval.
- Favoriting recipes is nice, but implementing a rating system would be even more helpful for a user! This could include a 5 star rating system, a way to leave reviews, etc!
- You may also collaborate with instructors to personalize an extension for this project.
You should NOT use the original data files in the
data directory for testing. These are big files, to begin with, and a real-world dataset would have millions of records. That’s far too big to use every time you want to run a test.
Instead, for your tests, you should create small, sample datasets that match the structure of the application data. By creating this sample dataset, you will also know if your methods are working correctly because you can do the calculations by hand with a much smaller dataset.
You are expected to test:
- All class properties
- All class methods and updates to their properties
- Any helper methods you build out
You are not expected to test:
- DOM manipulation / DOM manipulating methods (like
- Fetch calls
- 4: Application fulfills all requirements as well as an extension.
- 3: Application fulfills all requirements of iteration 3 without bugs.
- 2: Application is usable but has some missing functionality or bugs.
- 1: Application crashes during normal usage.
- 3: Class methods use array and object prototypes -
forloops are not used in the application. Application shows strong effort towards organization, content, and refactoring. Application is effectively broken into logical components, but may violate the principle of SRP. There is no DOM manipulation present in class components.
- 2: Class methods use a mix of array and object prototypes and
forloops. Application runs but the code has long methods, unnecessary or poorly named variables, and needs significant refactoring. Divisions of logic into classes are inconsistent or unclear.
- 1: Application generates syntax errors or crashes during execution. Application logic shows poor decomposition with too much logic mashed together.
- 4: Application covers all aspects of the application including various flows and covers both happy/sad paths.
- 3: Application is well tested but fails to cover some features and only tests for happy paths. Tests use smaller, sample data files as input rather than the large, original data files.
- 2: Application makes some use of tests, but the coverage is insufficient given project requirements.
- 1: Application does not demonstrate strong use of TDD.
- 4: Special consideration has been given to the usability of the application. The design is clean and the messaging for how to interact with the application is clear.
- 3: The application can stand on its own to be used by an instructor without guidance from a developer on the team.
- 2: The application shows effort in the interface, but the result is not effective. The evaluator has some difficulty using the application when reviewing the features in the users’ needs.
- 1: The application is confusing or difficult to use.
Minimum Professionalism Expectations
- Commits are atomic and frequent, effectively documenting the evolution/progression of the application
- The Project Board is utilized (and updated throughout the project) with Github issues and labels.
- Developer uses PRs from feature branches before adding new code to the main branch.
- The README is formatted well and at a minimum contains:
- Overview of project and goals
- Overview of technologies used, challenges, wins, and any other reflections
- Screenshots/gifs of your app
- List of contributors