Serving JSON from an API in Rails was really straightforward and very powerful. I used jQuery to get and post data since the vanilla JS section in Flatiron was a bit lacking and I didn’t feel comfortable using it the correct way. During my refactor I plan to convert the jQuery into vanilla JS and spend time learning it in-depth.
Overall I would say that this project was my least favorite so far. The project requirements were a bit strict and made me use JS for things I would have preferred to just use Ruby for. I think it would have been more fun to build a new Rails app. because it would have allowed me to plan and design properly regarding the use of JS. The next section is React which I am excited for!