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Whether you are new to programming or already an experienced developer. In this industry, learning new concepts and languages/frameworks is
Building this application you will improve your React Skills using the relatively new Hooks API. The example projects make use of React components, many hooks, an external API, and of course some styling via CSS.
- React with Hooks
Using no classes this project gives you a perfect entry point into functional react and will definitely help you in 2020. You can find the example project here: https://www.freecodecamp.org/news/how-to-build-a-movie-search-app-using-react-hooks-24eb72ddfaf7/
Follow along with the tutorial or give it your own flavor!
Following this tutorial, you will learn how to set up a Vue app from scratch, creating components, handling state, creating routes, connecting to a third-party service, and even handling authentication.
- Vue Router
- Vue CLI
This is really a great project to get started with Vue or to improve your existing skills to tackle development in 2020. You can find the tutorial right here: https://www.sitepoint.com/pusher-vue-real-time-chat-app/
This project will teach you valuable skills such while creating an application from scratch, starting with the design over development all the way to a production-ready deployment.
- Angular 8
- Server-Side Rendering
- CSS with Grid Layout and Flexbox
- Mobile friendly & responsive
- Dark Mode
- Beautiful UI
What I really, really like about this comprehensive project is that you do not learn things in isolation but the whole development process from the design to the final deployment. You should really do this one!
Svelte kinda is the new kid on the block compared to React, Vue, and Angular but nonetheless one of the hotties for 2020. Okay, To-Do apps are not necessarily the hottest topic out there but this will really help you to sharpen you Svelte skills and look like this:
This tutorial will show you how to make an app using Svelte 3 from start to finish. It makes use of components, styling, and event handlers
- Svelte 3
- Styling via CSS
- ES 6 syntax
There aren't that many good Svelte starter projects out there so I find this one to be kinda good to start with. And who knows, maybe you are the one creating another, more comprehensive Svelte tutorial that will be presented in the next year's version of this post?
Nextjs is the most popular framework for creating React applications that support server-side rendering out of the box. This project will show you how to build an e-commerce shopping cart looking like this:
In this project, you will learn how to set up a Next.js development environment, create new pages and components, fetch data, style, and deploy a next application.
- Components and Pages
- Data Fetching
- SSR and SPA
It is always great to have a real-world example such as an e-commerce showcase to learn something new. You can find the tutorial here:
This example project will teach you how to build a full-blown website using Nuxt.js from the initial setup to the final deployment. It makes use of many of the cool features Nuxt has to offer like pages and components as well as styling with SCSS.
- Components and Pages
- Storyblok module
- Vuex for state management
- SCSS for styling
- Nuxt middlewares
This is a really cool project for you and covers many of the great features of Nuxt.js. I personally love working with Nuxt so you should really try this one out as it will also make you a better Vue developer!
In this tutorial, you will learn how to leverage Gatsby to build an outstanding blog that you could well use for writing your own articles while making use of React and GraphQL.
- Plugins & Themes
- MDX / Markdown
- Bootstrap CSS
If you ever wanted to start a blog this is a great example of how to do so leveraging React and GraphQL. I am not saying that WordPress always is a bad choice but with Gatsby you can create highly performant sites while using React which is an awesome combination!
Gridsome is to Vue...Okay, we already had that with Next/Nuxt but the same is true for Gridsome and Gatsby. Both use GraphQL as a data layer but Gridsome makes use of VueJS. It also is an awesome static site generator that will help you create great blogs:
This project will teach you how to build a simple blog to get started with Gridsome, GraphQL, and Markdown. It also covers how to deploy the application via Netlify.
This for sure isn't the most comprehensive tutorial but covers the basic concepts of Gridsome and Markdown and could be a good starting point.
While the other projects focus mainly on web applications this one will show you how to create a mobile app using Vue via the Quasar framework. You should already have a working Cordova setup with android studio / xcode configured. If not there is a link in the tutorial to the quasar website where they show you how to set this up.
- UI Components
A small project that shows the power of Quasar for building mobile apps.
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