Making a React app for school test reminders

Making a React app for school tests

May 24, 2017

The joy (and curse) of being a designer/developer, is that things change fast, and there's always some new, hot thing to learn.

React.js logo

It's never-ending, and you certainly have no excuse to be bored. In fact, as long as you're motivated, it's like being in a candy store, and mom just gave you her credit card. The choices are yours.

While it's been around for a couple years (at least), Facebook's React certainly took off to a new level in 2017. React developers are in demand these days, so it's quite alluring to nail down this skillset. Click on the logo (right) to learn more about the Javascript library.

So, here I go again. I've got a project, and I've got a to-do list of code magic I'll be wrangling, including:

What I'll be building

Essentially, this app is for my kids. They'll use a date picker to choose the date of their test, give it a test name, a description, and then enter it. In the background, I'll try to set up something that automatically sends a SMS reminder to study for that test on each of the five days leading up to it.

I'll likely need to hook up to my Gmail account, and make use of a Google API. The general screens are: Login, Home (your list of tests), Add a test, Edit a test, and Delete a test. And, of course, I reserve the right to alter these layouts along the way, since I'll also be the designer. ;-)

More to come as I get it done.

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