Practical: How would we build Airbnb, Twitter, or Reddit?
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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3:03 - Backend
14:45 - Frontend
22:39 - Deployment process
- Ideally one app that handles everything
28:38 - Email
- Syntax Ep 32: Designing, Templating, Inlining and Sending Email
- Get everyone set up and working in two different systems, so you can switch easily if something goes wrong
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)
38:48 - Images
41:50 - Other things to be aware of
- Ruby on Rails
- David Luecke
- Reach Router
- Digital Ocean