Recipe Hunter Rails App
Coding Assignment # 5 – Recipe Hunter
You are tasked with creating a Rails app that will display a recipe index based on a keyword entered.
1. Create a rails app called recipe_hunter
2. Generate RecipesController (recipes_controller.rb) that will have an index action
3. The above-mentioned controller should check if a request parameter keyword was passed in.
4. If it was – it should use it, and if not – it should use a default value of “chocolate” instead.
5. Create a model, Recipe (recipe.rb) that will contain a for class method that will take a
keyword to query and query the Recipe Puppy API. (You should already have the Recipe class
from the previous assignment. Remember, that unlike the previous assignment – you will not
need to require ‘httparty’ gem in your code, since loading HTTParty gem should be the Bundler’s
6. Create your view (with CSS – use your imagination) that might look something like this:
7. I should be able to click on either the title or the thumbnail and go straight to the actual recipe
(out there on the web). Look at image_tag helper for defining an img tag and use this helper
as the first argument to link_to helper.
8. Rails automatically escapes HTML in your strings (mainly to avoid XSS attacks
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cross-site_scripting). Because of this – some of your titles will look
Rails has a sanitize (or raw) helper that will help you display HTML characters properly
9. Instead of having to go to http://localhost:3000/recipes/index all the time – you want this page
to be the default. So, you should be able to go to http://localhost:3000/?keyword=apple%20pie
and see the following
1. Commit all the files to your local repo and push your repo out to your private team repo on
github creating a remote branch called assignment5.
2. For this assignment, it might make the most sense to work on a master branch of a newly
created repo and then do $git push remote_alias_github
master:assignment5 to push it out to github.
3. Deploy your homework to heroku (WARNING: Heroku only allows pushing to a remote master
branch) using a URL pattern of jhu-spring17-teamX-recipes.herokuapp.com (where X is your
4. Feel free to include a README.txt with any comments, as well as your deployed assignment URL