Project Title

Online Marketplace

College

Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences

Date of Last Revision

2021-04-25 16:07:32

Major

Computer Science

Honors Course

3460:498

Number of Credits

3

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2021

Abstract

The goal of this project was to create a website that helped a common person search for items from online marketplaces, such as eBay, Amazon, or Facebook Marketplace. The intention was to ease the burden of needing to search several different websites for the same product. Currently, if a person wants to look for a specific item on multiple different marketplaces, they must go to each marketplace individually and search for it. They must enter their specifications repeatedly and load virtually the same web page multiple times. This project’s goal was to condense that so the user would only have to put in that information once and then could search all of the marketplaces at once. In order to create this project, I taught myself the setup of Ruby on Rails and Angular, as well as how to use public APIs. The project is built on the Rails framework with Ruby as the backend language, Angular as the front end version of JavaScript, a Postgres database, and JSON data objects to transmit data between the front and backend.

Research Sponsor

Dr. Yingcai Xiao

First Reader

Dr. En Cheng

Second Reader

Dr. Michael Collard

Honors Faculty Advisor

Dr. Zhong-Hui Duan

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