DO Hackathon: Phase 3 - The Framework

DO Hackathon: Phase 3 - The Framework

Quick tip - start with what you know

Determining the "best" framework(s) for each part of the project can be daunting, especially since there is so much to choose from. I usually brainstorm with what I know and then see if there is a technology I want to dabble in, which is what I did in this case.

The Frontend

At first I was going to shoot for an HTML5 (html, css, vanilla js) implementation for this project. However, I decided to throw caution to the wind and push myself to learn something new and try using Vue.js.

Vue.js logo

The Backend

As for the backend, I wanted to use something lightweight and relatively easy to set up. I’ve been wanting to dabble in Google’s Firebase, so that’s the route I decided to take.

Firebase logo

The Dependencies

One of the main features of the app is to display a random picture to the user. I decided to use Lorem Picsum, check it out here, this dependency has exactly what I need and is easy to implement. Kudos to David Marby and Nijiko Yonskai! Check out the source code here.

Picsum screenshot

See you on the next post!

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