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Show HN: Launched my first react app (to track your spending) (budgt.eu)
4 points by jfoucher on Jan 17, 2017 | hide | past | favorite | 3 comments

Hi everyone. I just wanted to show you my latest side project. It's a small React app I built to learn reactjs.

I ended up learning quite a bit more as it turns out, notably CouchDB and it's javascript implementation, PouchDB. Some great tools for what I wanted to do: a web app that doesn't care whether I'm online or not.

I initially wanted to track my own spending, so I built an even simpler app that only worked on my computer localhost, and I often forgot to save a purchase when I only had my phone handy.

Now I can track everything I spend, wherever I am !

Let me know what you think.

By the way the code is here: https://github.com/jfoucher/budgetTracker

It will probably look awful to experienced react users, but please let me know what you think, feedback is the only way to grow.

Thanks again !

Pretty neat to see you bring it full circle from learning React to deploying something.

I like the colors.

It'd be nice if the side menu closed when you clicked or tapped outside of it.

I saw you were storing a component in state, for the alert, it's something I don't see very often. Where did you pick that up?

Thanks for the comments.

Yeah I think having the sidebar close on click away would be nice, definitely something that needs to be done.

Regarding the component stored in state, it just came out that way I guess ! Is that considered bad practice ?

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