Book Search App” is a web application I built using Bootstrap and the Googlebooks api. The purpose of this project was to fetch an api and create something from the data.

I decided to use the bootstrap framework due to the enormous amount of functionality already built in. I didn’t want to recreate the wheel and style everything myself. Bootstrap was the perfect ‘out-of-the-box’ solution.

This app was built using vanilla ES6. The amount of things that can be done using ES6 is robust, such as the .map() and fetch() functions.

Code snippet example screenshot


After I created a query based on the user’s input, I used .slice to limit the results to 10. Then passed those results into a .map function to create a new list based off the query.

Screenshot of .slice and .map function

Finally, I output the results of each of the 10 queries using innerHTML and the Bootstrap framework syntax. Bootstrap has a lot of great functionality built into it and I did not want to get too deep into the styling aspect of this application, so I used existing bootstrap components such as btn, btn-primary, and data-toggle=”collapse” for an accordion menu.


Of course there is a lot more that went into the development of this project, but shown above are just a few key elements I wanted to show.