DRAGnet (10 Part Series)
Rails + React + Redux - Pt 7
While I plan to revisit the previous posts' gists for refactoring- I'll move ahead in the project. I can now seed the database and view the data in cleaned JSON thanks to JSONView. I can also start setting up some structure on the front end.
Let's get started!
I call the scraping and association methods in db/seeds.rb and run the following commands to get the data.
$ rails db:create && rails db:migrate && rails db:seed
Then voila! start your engines! We have data to see at localhost:3000/api/v1/
$ rails s
... is all you need to ensure everything is working to this point. The queens, seasons, and episodes paths will all show their nested associations.
With the backend serving the JSON, a proxy needs to be set inside package.json from within the frontend directory. This will allow for communication between the React and Rails aspects of the project.
I decided to use the api/v1 convention with future versioning in mind. When I run foreman to start both the React and Rails servers, it will serve the Rails server on the 5000 port and the React server on the 5100 port.