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Shakhbulat Gazgireev

If I see another calculator or todo app in these lists I'm gonna kill myself.

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Anik Khan

You can create a recipe app instead

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Muhammad Ali (Nerdjfpb) Author

Sadly 90% YouTube made something like this for every programming! I'm just trying to collect different things!

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Shakhbulat Gazgireev

Yeah, it is difficult to come up with interesting projects that are not crushingly difficult to create.

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Vitaly Krenel

Hey Shakhbulat! 👋

I completely agree with you that generic todo apps are boring. Recently, I and my friend were trying to create a project assignment. And while I was examining existent todo projects on YouTube and in different articles, I was quite disappointed - those projects were mostly quite identical, had repulsive design and, what's more, they didn't intentionally include specific features of modern web applications, but rather had "what was simply suitable for todo app", so the education value was low.

In the beginning, we thought we could do an interesting Todo app, but it appeared the plain todo app is not so welcoming and interesting. But at the same time, one thing all todo app have in common is that there are a lot of different articles explaining how to build them, in different architectural styles, technologies, and frameworks, so they still bringing valuable experience and insights to learners who explore frontend and backend development.

So we went a different way and decided to try to create an original project assignment, that still has an advantage of Todo apps, specifically a lot of useful articles people could learn from, but, hopefully, much more interesting, challenging, and nice-looking.

So we came up with "Housework Todoer" 🏡 (banda.works/housework-todoer). It is a story backed assignment through which a junior developer should build a frontend application to help our (imaginary) friend Jack to encourage his kids to help him with home chores. The assignment is free, so we hope that it might help quite a few people to become solid frontend developers, have a nice-looking project in their portfolio, and get a job they will like.