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Create a full-stack E-commerce app from scratch using React, GraphQL, Stripe, and the Headless CMS Strapi in record time
Interested in building impressive full-stack apps with React and GraphQL in record time? This is the course for you!
Here’s what we will cover:
- Creating a complete E-commerce app with React, GraphQL, Stripe and the Headless CMS Strapi from scratch
- Writing and executing GraphQL queries on the client and server
- Performing precise queries and searching operations with GraphQL
- Processing credit card payments and creating orders with Stripe
- Integrating Stripe with React using the React-Stripe Components library
- Using the Headless CMS Strapi for lightning-fast project creation and prototyping
- JWT Authentication for Users with Sign in / Sign up
- Sending emails to users with the email service/API SendGrid
- Building unique, attractive, mobile-first UIs using the new React Component library, Gestalt
- Creating private routes in React for authenticated users
- Extensive work with the LocalStorage API to persist data on the client
- Toast notifications for our users to give users feedback about successful actions as well as errors
- Custom loading animations with the library React Spinners
- Responsive Design using CSS Flexbox
- Essential work with React Router 4 (route params, the history object, withRouter, NavLinks, etc.)
- Tons of work with ES6 / 7, particularly async / await functions (with error handling)
- Deploy our application to the web using Heroku and Now
- And more!
What will be building in this course?
Throughout this course, we’ll be building an online store called BrewHaha, an E-commerce app that will allow users to order for delivery drinks on demand.
This will be a full-stack application from scratch, made with React, and GraphQL on top of a Node API created by the tool Strapi. We will create and use a MongoDB database, hosted by MLab. It will utilize industry-renowned tools such as Stripe to process credit card payments made within our React app and the email client SendGridto send our users emails upon performing certain actions (like making a payment).
How will we building our app so fast (within 90 minutes)?
And we won’t be taking any shortcuts in creating our app. By the end we will truly have a complete app which we’ll be able to deploy to the web and have visitors register, add products to their user cart, checkout their items and have their credit card processed for payment!
What is a headless CMS?
Headless refers to a lack of a frontend; in other words, a headless CMS doesn’t give us the client to our app for users to interact with (we will be doing that with React), it gives us a better way to work with the data in our apps, as you’ll see. CMS stands for ‘content management system’. It provides us with a rich, intuitive interface to, well, manage content within our projects! To create new types of data with ease, manage the roles and permissions of users; in general, to give us extensive control over our app in one convenient place.
If you’ve not working with content management systems before, you’re in the right place. I’ll show you how to get up and running with Strapi to create a Node backend and complete API, to customize plugins and features within our app and to become productive quickly.