Welcome to Recipe Freak, my first web application.
My first web app, built in Sinatra, allows users to create, share, and do other fun things with recipes. It's essentially a social media for recipes.
A video walkthrough can be found here:
This is my second Flatiron School project, and my first web application. I started my app with the gem 'corneal' which gave a very convenient template for a Sinatra/ActiveRecord based, application. From there, I tweaked things to what I wanted. I began by outlining my application, defining all the models and their relationships. It was tough to decide what should be attributes and what should be separate models, but I figured that making more models would give me more flexibility down the road. Though they weren't perfect at first, the relationships ended up being as follows:
User: -has_many :recipes, has_many :likes
Recipe: -belongs_to :user, belongs_to :cuisine, has_many :steps, :has_many likes, :has_many bags
Cuisine: has-many :recipes
Ingredients: belongs_to :recipe
Steps: belongs_to :recipe
Likes: belongs_to :recipe, belongs_to :user
Bag(for a feature of adding a recipe to a grocery list): belongs_to :recipe, belongs_to :user
Once the relationships were created, it was time to create database migrations to fit these models. After that, it was time to work on views and controllers. I didn't feel like working on migrations or controllers was that difficult, but the views proved to be an excellent challenge.
I learned so much from this project. having learned the concepts of http and routing, MVC, user authentication, good object oriented design, and more - the past few weeks have been a tsunami of information. However, I am understanding it more everyday. I ended up pushing my app to Heroku, which was the most exciting part of the project. I am so excited for the future and projects to come.
If you're interested in checking out the code, view it on github here