Final Project

The final project is due on 12/8 12/11 at 11:59pm. Points will be deducted if you turn it in late. Turning it in 1 day late is -10 points, and each subsequent day will be -5 points.

For the final project, you will develop a single page application (SPA) on a topic of your choice with React for the frontend. For the backend, you will build an in-memory API like we did in class. For those with more experience on the backend, you are welcome to use a database and whatever else you’d like.

Application Requirements

  • Client-side routing with React Router

    • At least 4 routes. You must have at least one nested route and one route with a URL parameter.
    • A 404 page if a user navigates to a route that doesn’t exist
  • At least one AJAX request for each of the following request types: GET, POST, PUT/PATCH, and DELETE.
  • Custom form validation (don’t use HTML5 form validation). If a form is invalid, there should be unique error messages next to each field. This can be done either client-side or server-side.
  • At least one reusable/generic component designed by you. This should not be any of the components we did together in class.
  • Each page should have a unique document title.
  • Display notifications of some sort when a user has taken an action and it was successful, like deleting, creating, and updating something.

Projects will be graded based on overall complexity.

Code Quality Requirements

  • At least 15 tests
  • Travis CI integration with all tests passing and a status badge on your project’s
  • Cleanly formatted code. I recommend using Prettier.
  • Don’t just make the code work. Make it also easy to read. Write readable variable and function names.

User Experience Requirements

Your project should be styled so that it presents a good user experience and looks organized and professional. You are welcome to use libraries like Bootstrap, Foundation, etc.


Your project should be deployed to a public URL. I suggest using

Deploying React Projects to


Include the following in the of your repo:

  • The URL to your deployed app
  • A YouTube link to a screencast where you demo your project and explain where you fulfilled each requirement. This video should have audio. Please keep this video under 10 minutes long.

Submit your project here on our GitHub classroom. You are done! 👏