Using React, TypeScript and Firebase to build a multiplayer card game.
Firebase is the go-to for many developers when they need a quick storage or authentication solution for a personal project. Often, React is also their choice of frontend framework. If you've used them before, you know that Firebase + React can make for a powerful combination in getting your idea to production quickly. I recently built a version of Rummy 500 for two players to be able to play in real-time using that exact stack, but with the addition of TypeScript. We'll go over a few reasons that make this trio such a great package, and some quick tips on building your own React + Firebase + TypeScript project.
Joon Park is a Software Engineer at Google, based in Chicago. I'm primarily focused on web frontend development - there are very few things I love more than building a clean and intuitive user experience! I was previously a Frontend Software Engineer at Grubhub, and before that I was at Northwestern University where I graduated with a BA in Physics and a BM in Music Composition. While I was a student, I was a fellow for Knight Lab and a researcher at Fermilab. I've also taught Python to a classroom of high school students at the Adler Planetarium and worked part time on Census Reporter. As a young developer I'm excited to continue feeding my insatiable appetite for learning.