I’m currently in the process of finishing up my portfolio site before I begin applying for full-time dev work within the next ~month. In the meantime, I wanted to share a one-off project I recently finished that will be going on that site. I’ve enjoyed working on this project a lot, and learned and refined my knowledge a ton from the process. Any and all feedback is welcome, but I’m primarily interested to hear perspectives on the code itself!
Personal background -
I started FCC this past summer and completed the program and obtained all certifications around November. Since then, I’ve been working on my own project ideas, deepening my knowledge through a continuous cycle of learning additional theory through other resources and nailing it down with hands-on practice, and overall just working constantly to cement a solid foundation from which to launch my dev career.
Project Background -
My aim was to build a standalone chat application, drawing functional/ mobile-first UI inspiration from other services (messages.android.com, Discord, etc.). I also wanted to use this as an opportunity to get more experience with React-Router and Redux, as well as ironing out some of my pain points on the overall architecture of React projects.
Currently, users can enter the app with just a username, select/ create channels, participate in multi-person chat channels, view online participants, and delete channels if they are the creator of the channel. I plan to continue experimenting with new features while in-between other projects including authentication, emoji and image support, persistent history, favorite channels, etc.
Tech Used -
-Material UI (and CSS-in-JS)
Thank you for taking the time to read my post and look at my project!