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5 React Projects You Need In Your Portfolio ๐Ÿ“‚

Reed Barger on January 26, 2020

You've put in the work and now you have a solid understanding of the React library. On top of that, you have a good grasp of JavaScript and are pu...
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Andrews Frempong

Great concept.
Some constructive criticism: clearly quantity over quality here. Why not build 3 apps or even 1 app but that looks like a real business. I doubt a person who knows how to build an ecommerce, social media and a chat app will not be able to build the productivity or entertainment app. More is not always better.

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Reed Barger Author • Edited

It would be constructive, had I not mentioned it in the article a couple of times.

That in multiple cases, only one may need to be built (see the social media app section) or that one app can incorporate several of these app types (entertainment app section).

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Andrews Frempong

Yep, my bad. I guess what I was referring to is how "complete and finished" the apps actually look. Unfortunate (or fortunately) in web development and the apps business in general, looks(how pretty the app looks) matter more than we think. I personally will be buying this: newline.co/tinyhouse not because the app is revolutionary o with better features than the ones you will build, but I will have an app that looks like a finished product once I finish the course.

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Jamie Barton

Nice. That eCommerce example though ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป

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Reed Barger Author

Thanks to you, Jamie!

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Travis Werbelow

Great example project ideas! I think building things is the best way to learn.

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Jakub Sarnowski

Hey Travis! I've tried to reach you via Twitter but couldn't ๐Ÿ™ Are you planning to bring back up Fohkuhs? The download doesn't work ๐Ÿ˜ญ

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Travis Werbelow

Hey! Sorry about that! I didn't realize how many people used it when I stopped supporting it. ๐Ÿ˜…

I've added it to my list to revisit, hopefully soon!

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Pranay Gupta

Eagerly waiting for your course to start in React12.

Knowledge is wealth, not money. There are many who struggle to understand the basics of programming. And want to give themselves a chance to learn it in a proper way. Books can give you a blueprint, but it's hard to find a teacher who learned it in a difficult way and understand 80% of folks dilemma.

I appreciate Reed, for starting this initiative. It doesn't matter how many apps we build, its about to know - how apps are built.

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Sam Kavanagh

I really don't understand who has time for this? Any one of these projects, if created properly should take 3++ months work?

Don't get me wrong they're all great ideas individually, and I would be super impressed to see any of them on a developers portfolio I was interviewing; but by no means would I ever expect, or think that a developer NEEDS to create all of this.

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Reed Barger Author

You could speak to me personally if you want real answers to these questions. I've made all of the app examples in this post and taught thousands of others to do the same.

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Oscar Luna

Great read! I havenโ€™t been on here long, but this is probably my favorite (and most useful) article so far. In fact, Iโ€™m already creating that social media app as I post this.

I should get back on that.

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Reed Barger Author

Thank you, Oscar. Enjoy!

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bhupendra

great job Reed. It would be fun to learn building real time practical projects and moving beyond "counter" and "Hello world" examples. Looking forward to it.

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Thomas

I Will certainly try one of those, but with Svelte :)

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Nipodemos

i love svelte too! but unfortunaly where i live pratically doesn't exist jobs with svelte requirement

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kris

This is a great article. Nice work for pointing these essential things out. These projects will definitely lighten up your portfolio. The beginner having these projects under there belt will definitely get a job of a React Developer. My special priority goes to ecommerce apps which will contain most of the features. Building apps like UberEats clone, amazon, etc can have a best impact on portfolio. For inspiration, you can check out some of the best UberEats clone app in the market.

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Deepak Raj

great article, I am a python developer and currently learning React.js.

React.js is awesome.

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ouzkagan

i actually prefer watching a record. i don't understand the reason behind why it's weekly lessons. i want to skip parts that i already familiar with.

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Kanish Malviya

Entertainment lit.

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Deepak Raj
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Cool

Hey I was wondering about the react 12

Are all of it for free?

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Jupiter Programmer • Edited

Hello, There
Thanks for your posting.
your 6th posts attracted me.
by any chance, could you please share 5 sources or tutorials for those?
Wish your kind response

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