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Jan Kosutnik Author

Hi Si, thank for your answer and guidelines, I have answered your questions below:

Database

  • Cars state: Occupied, available.
  • Car attributes: 3 predefined models ( keeping it simple )

CRUD operations

  • What's your language of choice? Was thinking of using Vue, since I am a beginner ( learned some VanillaJs ) and React might be too much of a challenge.

This are also the challenges that I am facing:

  • Build a frontend that consumes your API and lists the cars, their state, and the attributes.
  • Extend the frontend to include a form to create a new car
  • Extend the frontend to update a car
  • Extend the frontend to delete a car

Login page - not necessary, but some kind of authentication would be needed.

Like I have said, I am a beginner and I have been going through a Front-End Handbook to expand my knowledge, because there are a lot of unknowns, even with a simple app such as this one, that I need to find answers too.

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Si • Edited on

What's your language of choice? Was thinking of using Vue, since I am a beginner ( learned some VanillaJs ) and React might be too much of a challenge.

It sounds like you're only thinking about the frontend. If you want to build an API that your frontend will consume you need to look into a JavaScript framework like Express.js. I recently wrote an article on how to write such an API over on CodeTips, here, that you might find useful.

Edit: If you're just beginning, you might actually find it useful going through some of the more "beginner friendly" articles on CodeTips first.

Edit 2: Also, if you need more real-time feedback/help, there is also a CodeTips slack channel

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Jan Kosutnik Author

I know, not used to thinking about the Backend, will checkout Express.js. Thank you for the Slack invite.