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Helitha Rupasinghe
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Exploring CodeFlix: A ReactJS Project

🎬 In this blog post, I'll guide you through the steps to get started with the web app built using ReactJS, Tailwind CSS, Firebase and Axios. I'm excited to hear your feedback and suggestions, so let's dive in!

CodeFlix Repository

You can find the code for the ReactJS project in this GitHub repository: CodeFlix

To give the app a try, follow these steps:

  1. Clone the repository locally.
  2. Install the necessary dependencies using npm install.
  3. Start the development server with npm run start.
  4. Open your browser and go to http://localhost:3000 to see it in action.

Adding Firebase to Your Web App

CodeFlix leverages the power of Firebase for backend services and authentication. To add Firebase to your web app, follow these steps:

Create a Firebase Project:

Visit the Firebase console and click on the "Add project" button. Provide a name for your project, select your preferred region, and click on "Create project".

Set up Firebase for Your Web App:

In the Firebase console, click on "Web" under the "Get started by adding Firebase to your app" section. Provide a nickname for your web app and optionally enable Firebase Hosting. Click on "Register app".

Obtain Firebase Configuration:

After registering your app, you'll see a code snippet containing the Firebase configuration. Copy the configuration object (usually found within the firebaseConfig variable) for later use.

Remember to keep your Firebase configuration secure and avoid exposing it publicly.

Lastly access the TMDB API

CodeFlix integrates with the TMDB (The Movie Database) API to fetch movie data. Follow these steps to access the TMDB API:

Create a TMDB Account:

If you don't have one already, visit the TMDB website and create a new account.

Obtain an API Key:

After creating an account, navigate to your account settings or API section on the TMDB website. Look for the API documentation or API keys section and generate a new API key. Make sure to read and agree to the terms of use and any applicable usage limits.

Store the API Key Securely:

After obtaining the API key, store it securely. You can save it in a secure location or use an environment variable to store the key. Avoid hardcoding the key directly in your code or exposing it publicly.

Here's an example .env file that shows how to store your API keys:

// env sample

// Firebase


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Feel free to modify the .env file according to your specific keys.

Please feel free to provide any other feedback or suggestions you have in the comments below. Your expertise and insights would be invaluable to help me enhance this ReactJS project.

Happy coding! πŸ˜„

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