Yesterday, my team met with the rails instructor, and he suggested we make some changes to what we’re doing.
After researching APIs, we decided the Open Movie Data Base (OMDB) would give us most of what we needed, whereas the third party APIs for Fandango and Netflix did not. Furthermore, the other APIs had limits on the number of times we could access their data bases per second and day. For the scope of our final project, we determined being able to tell users if a movie they searched for is playing at a local theater or available to watch on Netflix wasn’t viable.
The rails instructor, Britt, clarified that a simple friend functionality isn’t as difficult as we originally thought, so he suggested we add that feature back to our app.
We’re able to create new users, give them and authorization token, and allow them to sign in.
Since we’ve never built a search box feature that accessed information on this scale before, it’s daunting. We’ve learned from API documentation that we can search by title and the Internet Movie Data Base (IMDB) ID; we were hoping we could search by title, genre, actor, and director.
We’re planning to meet with Tim this morning to discuss what changes we need to make to AngularJS organization. Should we create a separate controller, directive, and service for the search function? What about the friend function? We’d like to clarify that before we waste precious time going down a path that leads nowhere.
In other news, I did find ten front-end engineer/junior web developer job postings to add to the Trello board Owings, the Campus Director, assigned to me. We found out last night we have to present a narrative about one on Friday, possibly. The portfolio still needs work, as well.
I keep thinking of that Erica Jong poem, “Near the Black Forest,” and the line about getting by on cups of borrowed time.”