Inspiration

I created this typeracer clone to learn Golang and React.js.

What it does

  • Typing matches between players
  • Players are automatically sorted into rooms
  • Records and shows various statistics for registered players

How I built it

  • Mimicked the calculations and the "input correctness" mechanism on both the frontend and backend for better latency.
  • Created a room cleanup system that removes rooms a minute after the race has finished.
  • Used PostgreSQL as the database for storing user information and game statistics.
  • Sent "account confirmation" and "forgot your password" emails with the Mandrill API.
  • Used Fluxxor.js to enforce the flux architecture with React.

Challenges I ran into

  • Implementing authentication without any general purpose libraries like passport for node.
  • Various problems associated with using a frontend router with react.
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