Learning Web Dev Series – Part 6: Projects, projects, projects

Posted by Gjermund Bjaanes on October 18, 2015

Since last time, not much have changed, except that I have started a few projects, and kept working on my existing project I wrote about last time; Extreme Results.

The progress for Extreme Results is really coming along, even though I had hoped to have come even longer by now. However, I have so many other things on my plate.

Since Extreme Results was an Angular app, I decided that my next projects needed to be something else, so I have used Meteor.js and React. Mostly just to learn something new and get some new perspectives on web development. And for fun, of course.

I won’t explain that much about Meteor or React, because I wrote about those front end frameworks/libraries in a recent “Picks of The Month”:

Picks of the month – September 2015


Raffle App (Meteor)

The app I wrote in Meteor is a Raffle app. It allows you to set up raffles with people and draw winners.

For example, you can set up a wine raffle and people can join the raffle. When everyone has entered the raffle, a raffle master can draw one or more winners.

There are quite a few features and it works pretty well. There are even a few statistics to allow for some fun data analysis.

Add user in Raffle App


Raffle App


The code can be found here:

Raffle App on GitHub


Minesweeper (React)

I also kind of half hearted started writing a minesweeper app written in React. It’s not something I focus on, but rather something to fiddle with when I don’t feel like messing with IoT, Anguler or Meteor. It’s basically a side-side project.

I don’t really have any graphic to show yet, because I have just fiddled around with React thus far. However, the code is as always located on GitHub:

ReactMineSweeper on GitHub


All in all, nothing major happening. I am writing apps and learning some new technologies along the way. I just focus on coding as often as I can to keep my skills sharp and always be learning.

Because you gotta keep coding, just like I wrote about a while ago:

The most important habit to become a great developer


The Journey – Visualized

I have a visual aid to help show where I am currently at on my journey. I have created a “prezi” presentation to visualize my path more clearly.

It will be updated through the course of this series – so it might be longer than the current post you are reading.

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