Practical - How would we build Airbnb, Twitter, or Reddit? — Syntax Podcast 182

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Wes Bos

Wes Bos

Full Stack JavaScript Developer. Creator of really good web development courses. BBQ enthusiast.

Scott Tolinski

Scott Tolinski

Web Developer, Creator of Level Up Tuts, Bboy, Robotops Crew and Youtuber

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Sep 25th, 2019

Practical - How would we build Airbnb, Twitter, or Reddit?

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In this episode, Scott and Wes are trying something new! It's called Practical, in which Scott and Wes take a topic and flesh out all the theory into something super practical. Today's topic comes from a listener question asking how they would build a simple version of a modern web app like Twitter, Reddit, or Airbnb.

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Show Notes

3:03 - Backend

14:45 - Frontend

  • React
  • Next.js
  • Styled components
  • Stay as close to real CSS as possible

22:39 - Deployment process

  • Serverless
  • Now
  • Ideally one app that handles everything

28:38 - Email

33:32 - Users / Auth / Cookies / Permissions

  • Use something a pre-existing package or service rather than role your own (though it can get expensive quickly)
  • Passport
  • Auth0
  • accounts-js

38:48 - Images

41:50 - Other things to be aware of

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