In this tutorial we will build a Twitter clone app called Tweetee, like the on shown in the images below. We will begin with the backend part of the app, and then we will finish by creating the frontend part with a framework of your choice.
Before diving into the backend part with Typetron, let’s lay down the idea on paper, so we know what to follow. We will have:
Some features of Tweetee will be:
With this in mind we can start building Tweetee now 😄.
Typetron is a framework that runs on top of Node.js. This means you should have Node.js installed on your computer. Also, make sure you have Git installed as well, since it will be used to create the project.
Open your terminal and run the following command that will create a directory called Tweetee in the current directory:
$ git clone https://github.com/typetron/typetron Tweetee
Next, we will go into that project’s directory and install all the required dependencies:
$ cd Tweetee $ npm install
After this, we can start the project:
$ npm start
This will create a local development server on port 8000. Let’s visit http://localhost:8000 and voila, our blank Typetron project is ready.
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