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MyReads Project

Demo: https://davidkensell.github.io/myreads/

This React app is a reading library manager cough Goodreads clone cough that allows you to search for books and mark them as reading, read, and want to read. It uses a backend API with limited search terms.

This is a project from Udacity's React course (source repo). The starter template provided a static example with CSS and HTML, but no React code or interactivity. I refactored the static page into a React app.

Backend Server

To simplify the development process, Udacity provided a backend server to develop against. The provided file BooksAPI.js contains the following methods:

Important Search Limitations

The backend API uses a fixed set of cached search results and is limited to a particular set of search terms:

'Android', 'Art', 'Artificial Intelligence', 'Astronomy', 'Austen', 'Baseball', 'Basketball', 'Bhagat', 'Biography', 'Brief', 'Business', 'Camus', 'Cervantes', 'Christie', 'Classics', 'Comics', 'Cook', 'Cricket', 'Cycling', 'Desai', 'Design', 'Development', 'Digital Marketing', 'Drama', 'Drawing', 'Dumas', 'Education', 'Everything', 'Fantasy', 'Film', 'Finance', 'First', 'Fitness', 'Football', 'Future', 'Games', 'Gandhi', 'Homer', 'Horror', 'Hugo', 'Ibsen', 'Journey', 'Kafka', 'King', 'Lahiri', 'Larsson', 'Learn', 'Literary Fiction', 'Make', 'Manage', 'Marquez', 'Money', 'Mystery', 'Negotiate', 'Painting', 'Philosophy', 'Photography', 'Poetry', 'Production', 'Programming', 'React', 'Redux', 'River', 'Robotics', 'Rowling', 'Satire', 'Science Fiction', 'Shakespeare', 'Singh', 'Swimming', 'Tale', 'Thrun', 'Time', 'Tolstoy', 'Travel', 'Ultimate', 'Virtual Reality', 'Web Development', 'iOS'

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