Personal Library

A web app where users can add/remove book titles and also add and view comments to each of the books in the library.

I built this little web app for freeCodeCamp’s third Information Security and Quality Assurance Projects.

Nothing major to report on this project, other than it was nice to work a bit more with jQuery and to wake up in the mornings with ideas on how to improve the functionality of the web app.

User Stories

The brief for the Personal Library project was as follows:

  1. Nothing from my website will be cached in my client as a security measure.
  2. I will see that the site is powered by ‘PHP 4.2.0’ even though it isn’t as a security measure.
  3. I can post a title to /api/books to add a book and returned will be the object with the title and a unique _id.
  4. I can get /api/books to retrieve an aray of all books containing title, _id, & commentcount.
  5. I can get /api/books/{_id} to retrieve a single object of a book containing title, _id, & an array of comments (empty array if no comments present).
  6. I can post a comment to /api/books/{_id} to add a comment to a book and returned will be the books object similar to get /api/books/{_id}.
  7. I can delete /api/books/{_id} to delete a book from the collection. Returned will be ‘delete successful’ if successful.
  8. If I try to request a book that doesn’t exist I will get a ‘no book exists’ message.
  9. I can send a delete request to /api/books to delete all books in the database. Returned will be ‘complete delete successful’ if successful.
  10. All 6 functional tests requiered are complete and passing.