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Building a Trivia App With React

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Building a Trivia App With React

Check out this Jeopardy-like trivia app built using React, ES6, Babel, and Webpack.

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I sometimes use a Trivia app at the end of my talks as a replacement for the traditional summary slide, and we have also been using Trivia games as a fun activity at different Salesforce Developer events.

In this article, I share a React version of the Trivia application. The app was written with React and ES6 (ES2015), and was built with Babel and Webpack.

Check out a hosted version here: https://ccoenraets.github.io/react-trivia/

Make It Your Own

The questions in the example above are just placeholders. It’s easy to create your own questions:

  1. Click here to download the app
  2. Modify data.js with your own questions. The questions are loaded this way so you can easily load index.html from the local file system (using the file:// protocol) without running into XHR cross-origin issues. See the commented out componentDidMount in app.js for an alternative XHR implementation.
  3. Open index.html. You can just double-click index.html on your local file system: no need for a web server.

Source Code and Build Instructions

The source code is available in this repository if you want to modify the app and create your own build:

1 - Clone the repo

git clone https://github.com/ccoenraets/react-trivia

2 - Install dependencies

npm install

3 - Modify the app in the /js folder

4 - Build the app

npm run webpack 

Credits

Initially inspired by Ember Jeopardy.

Deploying code to production can be filled with uncertainty. Reduce the risks, and deploy earlier and more often. Download this free guide to learn more. Brought to you in partnership with Rollbar.

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