I have been working on a Twitter clone for a little over a month. So far, I set up the backend:
- designed a database in PostgreSQL
- created a REST API with Node.js to post and get data from the database (still improving this)
- implemented user authentication with passport.js
...and developed the basic front-end with Svelte/kit that allows users to sign-up, sign-in, submit a tweet, like, retweet, follow/unfollow. I will be adding more features in the future.
blogging platform, I thought this would be too clumsy.
I am also working on my Master's in Data Science and took a course in natural language processing (NLP) in the fall. I want to practice my skills from the course, so I am researching ways to determine if two pieces of text are semantically similar (basically if they have the same meaning). That way a user can attempt to edit their tweet, and if it passes a certain (TBD) threshold for similarity, then the edit will go through. Otherwise, they will be notified.
Here is the link to the GitHub
. I'm working on it (almost) everyday, so it is constantly changing.
I'll also be writing more details on the project on hashnode
. The blog is more for me to get ideas out and share them, and hopefully others will share their ideas with me or give feedback, and less of a resource for learning.