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Continuing with React & Starting My Latest Side Project!

This post was originally published on September 14, 2020 on my blog.

Monday morning, folks - look alive (talking to myself)! I've got a lot on my plate today, so productivity is of the essense. Lots of focus on not context-switching and embracing the joy of single-tasking.

I'm officially off to the races with my So You Think You Can France project! (I've talked about this project in the past - it's a website I built on Squarespace, and I'm now in the process of rebuilding it from scratch with React).

A bit of a plot twist, though, on the project - so, before, I was planning on just using Firebase Firestore to store the data (the main point of the website is that it holds dozens of French city guides with lots of info for each city).

But...this weekend I started looking more into SQL and I may actually build my own database. I'm very conscious of the fact that I don't have a very clear picture on how everything fits together and how each part of the project will fit together, but that's okay!

It's coming together peripherally and I don't need all the answers right this very second. As I always say, one foot in front of the other and the rest will come together as needed.

May need to talk this over though with a mentor or something to get a little bit more clear in my head.

In any case, I'm really excited about it! I've started building out the frontend of the site just using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript - but I'll make the migration to React soon enough.

Today's focus is spending a few hours continuing my work through my Pure React ebook, and then also starting in on the huge task of migrating a lot of the French city guide data over to a few spreadsheets that will be set up as my databases will be set up (i.e. Cities, Restaurants, Bars, etc)

Let's go!

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Sibusiso Dlamini

So You Think You Can France 😂. Love the title.

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Alex Morton

Thank you!!!! I was so fortunate the domain wasn’t taken a few years back when I had the idea!