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Juan Christian
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I made a Twitter Clone with VueJS and Go

Hello DEV community! πŸ‘‹

I've recently attempted to make a clone of Twitter using VueJS as its frontend and Golang as its backend server.

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You can check the github repository here for the source code:

GitHub logo HotPotatoC / twitter-clone

πŸ•Š Twitter Clone developed using Go + Vue 3 + Vite + TailwindCSS + PostgreSQL + Redis


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Twitter Clone

A Twitter clone created with Golang, PostgreSQL, Redis, VueJS and Vite with support for dark mode and light mode using TailwindCSS

Status: Some features are yet to be implemented


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For more check out some screenshots here

Features ✨

NOTE: Not all features from twitter are implemented because of how big Twitter is, Only the main features are implemented atm

  • Modular Architecture
  • Database migration tool using migrate
  • Golang Hot-reloading using air
  • Supports dark-mode and light-mode with TailwindCSS
  • Database seeding script using NodeJS
  • Authentication using JWT Refresh token flow and Redis for token blacklisting
  • Strongly typed Vuex store
  • List Tweets feed
  • Create Tweets with images
  • Retweets
  • Reply to Tweets or reply to another reply!
  • Like Tweets
  • Follow users
  • Images & Media uploads stored in AWS S3 Buckets
  • Up to 4 images in a single tweet with the same layout as Twitter
  • Crop profile image
  • Edit Profile Details
  • Edit Profile…

Please note that some features are yet to be implemented and i would love to hear your feedback!

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baguma-andrew

i would also love to learn to put pieces together to come up with an app. I have been reading beginner tutorials for python and javascript with no real life examples. I want to develop a ride sharing app that aggregates produce for smallholder farmers in uganda for delivery to markets. email: baguma.andrew@yahoo.com

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chris-czopp

You did tremendous amount of work. What's the goal of this project, is it purely educational?

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Juan Christian • Edited

Yes, you are correct.

This project is solely for educational purposes and also to give me the challenge to try and make something big (I also have a lot of time on my hands atm πŸ˜‚). Thank you for asking 😊

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chris-czopp

nice, the scope of the project is definitely big πŸ˜ƒ Obviously it's my personal opinion, if I were you I would join some open source project (maybe you already did) and used your broad skill set there. Otherwise it feels like a waste of your brain power.

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Juan Christian • Edited

Haha, I'm somewhat still relatively new in the open-source world. I did dabble in on doing some small contributions though while most of them are just simple documentation updates πŸ˜‚. Thank you for the valuable input tho, I might try and join an open-source project in the future when I think I'm ready πŸ™Œ

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Junxiao Shi

I guess there's some sort of coding school teaching people how to make clones…

The most important part of Twitter isn't the website - many users never use it.
It's the API and the mobile apps, and your implementation doesn't have them.
Moreover, your implementation likely can't handle millions of tweets posted every hour - it takes a distributed system to get to that scale.

Keep innovating and you can build a better system than today's Twitter.

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Juan Christian • Edited

Yes, I completely agree with you. I am aware of the sheer size of Twitter and how they can handle an immense amount of users and millions of tweets. This implementation does not compare to how Twitter implements its systems and because it is only experimental and for educational purposes only.

I haven't really gotten deep into scalable applications or fault-tolerant distributed systems but
this project and I have still a lot of room for improvements and ways to go.

Thank you for the valuable insight!

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Michael Peer

Nice work, Vue is great.

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Juan Christian

Thank you! πŸ™Œ Vue is definitely great 😁

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Dastin

Keren ju

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Juan Christian

Thank you! πŸ™

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baguma-andrew

i would also love to learn to put pieces together to come up with an app. I have been reading beginner tutorials for python and javascript with no real life examples. I want to develop a ride sharing app that aggregates produce for smallholder farmers for delivery to markets. Based in Uganda email: baguma.andrew@yahoo.com

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Bastien Dumont

Gear job ! The code looks clean.
I will most definitely check it in depth if I ever have to work with Vue !

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Juan Christian

Thanks 😁

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Lautaro Jayat

Holly Molly!

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Aleks Shelestov

Really nice project and cool stack!

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Juan Christian

Thanks 😁

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Rishit Khandelwal • Edited

Amazing! I want to make something like this on my own now πŸ˜€

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Juan Christian

Thanks! I'm sure you can do it πŸ˜„

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Supportic

Really cool tech stack. Loving it

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Juan Christian

Thank you 😁

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itltf512116

🀩

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Natalia Asteria

Wow.

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Juan Christian

πŸ™Œ

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SheldonnC

Cool!!Could you suggest me some courses to learn web dev.

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ayaanraj

this is fabulousπŸ™πŸ™

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Juan Christian

Thank you! ❀️

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