5 full-stack projects to add to your portfolio before 2020 ends 🤯

Procrastination, we've all dealt with it. But today because of this blog post you will find five full-stack projects you can add to your portfolio before the end of 2020!

Coming up with ideas on how to test your skills can be a pain in the ass. Trust me, I've been there and so has everyone in the tech business.

Let's dive right into it!

1. React movie search app 🎬

Are you building the next Netflix?

Who doesn't love movies? And React! This project is perfect for getting started with React and showing you how to work with API's and Styled components.

What you will learn

  • React + Hooks
  • Styled components
  • API Usage
  • States using hooks

All and all, a very great tutorial to get started with React!

You can find the tutorial on freecodecamp, which is an amazing resource for projects: Movie search app

2. Instagram clone in Ionic 📸

Instagram clone in Ionic

Ionic, is a hybrid mobile platform, which I adore 💙. So let's make a graphical Instagram clone. It's always good to re-create something just to understand the work that goes in certain websites and applications.

What you will learn:

  • Ionic structure and setup
  • Creating new pages and routing
  • Styling an ionic app
  • Styling based on an example application

This tutorial can be found on pusher Instagram Clone and does not include the back-end side, BUT with some googling, you'll make that work (Firebase 🔥).

3. Building a blog with Gatsby 🎩

Build your own blog with Gatsby

Gatsby is a fantastic React-based framework, and a lot of people are building blogs based on it.

Scott Spence wrote a fantastic full-blown tutorial on how to get started building your own blog on Gatsby.

What you will learn:

  • Custom layouts
  • Styled components
  • Syntax highlighting blocks
  • SEO! Very important
  • Deploying to Netlify 👀

So, no stopping you now, go ahead show us your blog!

You can find this tutorial on freecodecamp Building a Gatsby blog

If building your own blog is not your vibe, give hashnode a try!

4. Food ordering app with Strapi and Next.js 🍔

Deliveroo clone in Next.js

Confession: I ❤️ food!

If you do too, this project is your thing to tackle. We are building a food ordering app using Next.js, a fantastic and powerful upcoming framework. And Strapi, which makes it easy to build API's without all the booh-hah.

What we will learn:

  • React hooks
  • GraphQL
  • Stripe payments!
  • Strapi
  • Styling

This really is a full-on project, and you will learn so much from doing a project like this. You can find this on the Strapi blog and it's very extensive! Next.js Strapi food app.

5. Build a JavaScript powered Candy Crush 💎

JavaScript Candy Crush clone

I'm going to be honest, not my favorite mobile game. But Ania does a fantastic job at creating this game in JavaScript

What you will learn

  • JavaScript Listeners
  • JavaScript Creating and removing elements
  • Styling the game
  • Clean code

You can find this one, and many more on her YouTube channel Build your own Candy Crush.

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Comments (2)

Prateek Aher's photo

I love Ania's videos on JavaScript games. I found her via her tetris course on codedamn.

Chris Bongers's photo

She has many really cool JavaScript game tutorials. It's cool to see how quick you can create on of these games.